[Mageia-dev] Removal of sun java

Sander Lepik sander.lepik at eesti.ee
Fri Mar 30 19:34:43 CEST 2012

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.


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