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Re: Icedtea plugin

On 01/08/16 23:26, Markus Koschany wrote:
> On 01.08.2016 23:01, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>> On 31/07/16 19:41, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 07:34:28PM +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Currently, icedtea-plugin depends on icedtea-6-plugin, i.e. Java6. Given
>>>> openjdk-6 is unsupported, we should change it to depend on icedtea-7-plugin
>>>> instead. See the attached source debdiff (the control file is autogenerated).
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>> If no-one objects, I will upload that soon.
>>> It looks good to me.
>> Markus said on IRC that another option was to mark icedtea-plugin and
>> icedtea-6-plugin as unsupported. However, I think we should only do that for
>> icedtea-6-plugin, and update the metapackage to depend on Java7.
> Yes, it wouldn't hurt to update the dependency package icedtea-plugin.
> As far as I know it has no important reverse-dependencies though, for
> instance OpenJDk 6 only suggests it. So we could also just mark it as
> unsupported but I leave the decision up to you.

I think icedtea-plugin should be kept updated and point to the supported
version, so that people can keep it installed and automatically get the next
supported version when/if it is changed again, whether in Wheezy or in future

Since the change is simple, I'll look at uploading it soon.


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