[Mageia-dev] Removal of sun java

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Apr 2 17:38:55 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Sander Lepik at 30/03/12 18:34 did gyre and gimble:
> 30.03.2012 17:04, Thierry Vignaud kirjutas:
>> On 30 March 2012 16:00, nicolas vigier<boklm at mars-attacks.org>  wrote:
>>>> Assuming we do not want to abandon them, what do we do? I'd suggest
>>>> shipping a new empty package that replaces it with a README.urpmi
>>>> telling them to go to Sun directly is the most responsible thing for us
>>>> to do. If they do not have a JRE installed, and they have packages that
>>>> require one, then they should be prompted to install e.g. openjdk to
>>>> satisfy package deps. That should work OK right?
>>> I think an empty package is not a good idea, it would be better to
>>> obsolete it in task-obsolete :
>>>   - it's more clear that the package is obsoleted and is not a regular
>>>    update. Users installing an empty package as update would only see
>>> that
>>>    it is removed but not updated when it's already removed.
>>>   - package is really removed and no longer listed as installed in rpm
>>>    database
>>>   - it's easy to add task-obsolete in urpmi skip.list for people who
>>>    don't want unmaintained packages to be automatically removed
>> In that case, I don't think so.
>> We can thus popup a README.urpmi explaining what happened.
>> Also user can find out this when running rpm -ql java-sun-foobar
> We can obsolete it in mga2 and create an empty package for mga 1,
> explaining what's happening. So in mga2 we get rid of it and in mga1
> people are warned that it's now removed because of its security issues.

That won't work unless people have a fully up-to-date mga1 before they
upgrade to mga2. Maybe this is "not supported", but I'm pretty confident
it will actually happen!



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