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#1 2015-10-16 21:13:12

ghorvath
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Java 8 in bl-welcome

Now java 8 is out, and I am wondering if bl-welcome could/should offer the possibility of installing this (from jessie-backports of course). Any thoughts?

Background: I only use java for a Hungarian tax program, which requires (as of October 2015) java 8 to run properly. So I needed to install it from backports, and am wondering if such a requirement is usual among other programs using java.

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#2 2015-10-17 23:08:00

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Re: Java 8 in bl-welcome

I can't remember if bl-welcome offered to add an /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jessie-backports.list on first run.  Might be a nice convenience, but I think most people who figure out they need something from backports quickly learn how to add it to their sources themselves, and adding it is a one-time thing per installation.


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#3 2015-10-17 23:11:04

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Re: Java 8 in bl-welcome

pvsage wrote:

most people who figure out they need something from backports quickly learn how to add it to their sources themselves

https://wiki.debian.org/Backports
http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
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#4 2015-10-20 07:11:26

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Re: Java 8 in bl-welcome

^Yes, backporting is a user choice to be made.


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