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Debian Packages missing .jinfo files

Updated on August 9, 2017 in Zulu on Linux
3 on August 8, 2017

The ‘java-common’ package in Debian utilizes a hidden .jinfo file that is used to handle java alternatives: update-java-alternatives.  This is missing from the deb’s provided for Zulu.  Where do I file a bug or send a Pull Request?

For example the openjdk-8-jdk package includes a .java-1.8.0-openjdk-amd64.jinfo that helps switch between java versions.

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2 on August 9, 2017

Hi Colin. This is an open issue. It was filed here:
http://zulu.org/forum/thread/provide-a-jinfo-file-to-support-update-java-alternatives/
I looked at the bug queue and see it got stuck a long time ago. I’ll give the Zulu team a poke to see when this can be corrected. 

Matt

on August 9, 2017

Thanks Matt.  Does that forum post constitute a bug or is there an issues system somewhere that we could contribute to? or a build system that we could send a PR to?

on August 9, 2017

Azul does use two systems, one each for trouble tickets and bug tracking. Paid Zulu Enterprise or Zulu Embedded subscribers can file formal tickets with Azul tech support, and that system is based over at Azul.com under the Support page. Those tickets get official ZenDesk case IDs, and upon review by the support team, they may open or update a BugZilla record to Zulu engineering, as either a bug or an enhancement. In this case, I opened an enhancement BZ based on the original forum post. Since there is no paid subscriber behind the request, it gets queued in with other BZ work items in priority order. So there is indeed a bug ID (#2311), but no external way to track it. This particular change falls into a weird bucket: it’s not in code in OpenJDK, so there isn’t a way to directly contribute to a fix. I also see however from the bug history that it got kicked around various teammates, and just happened to miss the July 8u144 community release that I posted earlier this week. If they can integrate a change, perhaps we can provide a DEB image for you to confirm in advance of our next community release.

Hope this helps. 

Matt

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