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From "paul cannon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-4498) Remove openjdk-6-jre Cassandra APT dependencies
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:34:39 GMT

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paul cannon commented on CASSANDRA-4498:
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bq. What is it that currently stops OpenJDK 7 from being a good choice. I haven't done any
thorough testing, but it seems to work fairly well with Cassandra (but then again, so does
OpenJDK 6 for the most part).

I've only heard assertions that it's still "pretty buggy" (such as [here|https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-4275?focusedCommentId=13419886&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13419886]),
and that it's had little to no thorough real-world testing. Would definitely be nice to have
though.

As far as the ticket comment, the submitter says that installing openjdk-6-jre can potentially
interfere with a preexisting sun JRE install. Is that just the potential for the new JRE to
show up first in $PATH and be preferred by the alternatives system, or is there some more
significant problem?
                
> Remove openjdk-6-jre Cassandra APT dependencies
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-4498
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-4498
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Terrance Shepherd
>            Assignee: paul cannon
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: debian
>             Fix For: 1.1.4, 1.2
>
>         Attachments: apache_cassandra_Packages.diff
>
>
> As it is well known the recommended jre for Cassandra is sun java 1.6 but at this point
that package no longer in the debian or ubuntu apt repos. In order to run Cassandra with the
sun java 1.6 jre it must be installed manually with out the repos. Because of this when you
install cassandra via the apache or datastax apt repos it must also install openjdk-6-jre
even though sun java 1.6 jre is already installed.
> I would suggest that the java apt dependencies be removed from the Depends field in package
configuration and move to either the Recommends or Suggests field so that way openjdk is not
being downloaded when not necessary and possibly interfering with a be pre-installed jre

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