[Mageia-dev] Removal of sun java

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 16:04:06 CEST 2012

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

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