F22 System Wide Change: Legacy implementations of the Java platform in Fedora

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Thu Feb 26 03:27:10 UTC 2015

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:58:17 -0500,
  Miloslav Trma─Ź <mitr at redhat.com> wrote:
>1. JDK-(N+1) is first shipped.  The maintainer of JDK-N intends not to package it, so JDK-(N+1) includes Obsoletes:JDK-N from the start.
>2. Someone revives JDK-N.  Oops, it cannot be installed because JDK-(N+1) obsoletes it.

If the release is inckuded in the obsoletes, then bringing back the package 
with a higher release will avoid it being obsoleted.

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