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Re: Call for tests: Making OpenJDK 7 the default in Wheezy LTS


On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:17:52PM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
> we are mainly concerned about runtime issues with OpenJDK 7. Libreoffice
> declares dependencies on default-jre | openjdk-7-jre, so I believe it
> should be fine. I am aware of build failures with OpenJDK 7 and I think
> that can't be avoided unless we want to redo the whole OpenJDK 7
> transition. [1]
> I think in those cases it is reasonable to recommend to manually change
> build dependencies back to OpenJDK 6 because rebuilding a package does

Only if it stays (unsupported) and it's not actually removed from the archive.. 

> not pose a security risk and should never happen on production systems
> anyway. I will update https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Wheezy and add an
> example today.

You miss the case where you want (as it's LTS) provide security updates. So
it needs to be buildable. Or you declare all Java-using things unsupported
in wheezy-LTS.



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