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and subject line Bug#825987: fixed in java-common 0.58
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regarding update-java-alternatives: doesn't recognise new jdkhl label in jinfo 
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Package: java-common
Version: 0.57
Severity: minor
File: /usr/sbin/update-java-alternatives

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
found out my xjc had changed to openjdk 7's

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
effective: update-alternatives --config xjc
ineffective: update-java-alternatives -s java-1.8.0-openjdk-i386 #actually made 
it worse

   * What was the outcome of this action?
update-java-alternatives -s java-1.8.0-openjdk-i386 changed xjc to point at 

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
update-java-alternatives -s java-1.8.0-openjdk-i386 should make xjc point at 

not sure why, but update-java-alternatives doesn't pick up every executable in 

jayen@eeyore:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config xjc
There are 4 choices for the alternative xjc (providing /usr/bin/xjc).

  Selection    Path                                      Priority   Status
* 0            /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc   1071      auto mode
  1            /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc   1061      manual mode
  2            /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc   1071      manual mode
  3            /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc   1069      manual mode
  4            /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-7-oracle-i586/bin/xjc     317       manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 3
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc to provide 
/usr/bin/xjc (xjc) in manual mode

jayen@eeyore:~$ sudo update-java-alternatives -v -l | grep xjc
listing java alternatives:
jdk xjc /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc
jdk xjc /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/bin/xjc
jdk xjc /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/xjc
jdk xjc /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-7-oracle-i586/bin/xjc

jayen@eeyore:~$ sudo update-java-alternatives -v -l | grep java-8
listing java alternatives:
hl rmid /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/rmid
hl java /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/java
hl keytool /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/keytool
hl jjs /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/jjs
hl pack200 /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/pack200
hl rmiregistry /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/rmiregistry
hl unpack200 /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/unpack200
hl orbd /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/orbd
hl servertool /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/servertool
hl tnameserv /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/tnameserv
hl jexec /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/lib/jexec
jre policytool /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/jre/bin/policytool
jdk appletviewer /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/bin/appletviewer
jdk jconsole /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386/bin/jconsole

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (800, 'testing'), (800, 'oldstable'), (700, 
'unstable'), (600, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

java-common depends on no packages.

java-common recommends no packages.

Versions of packages java-common suggests:
ii  default-jre  2:1.8-57

-- no debconf information

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Source: java-common
Source-Version: 0.58

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
java-common, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Emmanuel Bourg <> (supplier of updated java-common package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:55:31 +0100
Source: java-common
Binary: java-common default-jre default-jre-headless default-jdk 
default-jdk-headless default-jdk-doc default-java-plugin gcj-native-helper
Architecture: source
Version: 0.58
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Java Maintainers 
Changed-By: Emmanuel Bourg <>
 default-java-plugin - Default Java Plugin for running applets and Java Web 
Start applic
 default-jdk - Standard Java or Java compatible Development Kit
 default-jdk-doc - Standard Java or Java compatible Development Kit 
 default-jdk-headless - Standard Java or Java compatible Development Kit 
 default-jre - Standard Java or Java compatible Runtime
 default-jre-headless - Standard Java or Java compatible Runtime (headless)
 gcj-native-helper - Standard helper tools for creating gcj native packages
 java-common - Base package for Java runtimes
Closes: 825987
 java-common (0.58) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Team upload.
   * Fixed update-java-alternatives to work with the new jdk-headless packages.
     Thanks to Dominic Hargreaves for the patch (Closes: #825987)
   * Updated the package descriptions
   * Removed the unused Lintian overrides
   * Use secure Vcs-* URLs
   * Standards-Version updated to 3.9.8
   * Switch to debhelper level 10
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 4f117db740f299ce935bac5d4e1146b0e9ec14df 13008 java-common_0.58.tar.xz
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 c1072399931cef0e23741bfc0924f763 13008 java optional java-common_0.58.tar.xz



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