Mystery meat OpenJDK builds strike again

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Mon May 27 10:19:13 UTC 2019

On Mon, 27 May 2019 at 11:13, Florian Weimer <fweimer at> wrote:

> * Gil Tene:
> > root at 020dc36b9046:/# java -version
> > openjdk version "1.8.0_212"
> > OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_212-8u212-b01-1~deb9u1-b01)
> > OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.212-b01, mixed mode)
> > root at 020dc36b9046:/#
> I wonder if the core technical issue is this: Debian stretch currently
> packages OpenJDK 8 8u212-b01, when it should be packaging 8u212-b03 or
> 8u212-b04 (which one isn't clear, the release announcement
> <>
> was for 8u212-b03, not for 8u212-b04 or 8u212-ga).
> My understanding is that 8u212-b01 is a version identifier created by
> the jdk8u project, and based on a quick check, it matches what Debian
> identifies as its upstream sources (except for some stripping of system
> library components).  But it's not the most current release.

It's one of the challenges, the rest of the world doesn't necessarily know
about the new `-ga` tag that we use to designate releases, so we need to go
and help them.

I've also replied separately to this thread (with a meeting request) but
cut out the OpenJDK mailing lists as it's really the Debian distro list
that we should be discussing this on.
If folks feel otherwise, let me know and I'll CC these lists back in.


> Thanks,
> Florian

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