is the openjdk-r ppa trustworthy?

Matthias Klose doko at
Wed Dec 16 20:04:42 UTC 2015

On 02.12.2015 18:37, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> (adding the people who would know)
> I don't think any Ubuntu backport is official until it shows up in e.g.
> trusty-backports (and it's not there (yet))
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Mohamed Hafez <mohamed.m.m.hafez at>
> wrote:
>> I've seen a ton of blogs saying Java 8 is now available to Ubuntu 12.04 &
>> 14.04 through the ppa openjdk-r. My question is how trustworthy is this
>> ppa? Is it run by people from openjdk or ubuntu or something, or is it just
>> some random source? Looking at it looks
>> official-ish...

well, somehow ;)  It's not updated on a regular basis (although I updated it 
today again), and there might be errors and/or packaging bugs.  However you'll 
see the test results for the jtreg tests in the build logs, and the summaries in 
the packages.

I didn't hear back from the guy wanting to do the backport (TJ).  Things might 
change with the 16.04 LTS release, when Canonical starts committing to the 
security support for openjdk-8.


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