Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Dec 2011 17:05 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Java Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the "Operating System Distributor License for Java," means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only. Users who have the "sun-java-6" package installed on their system will see it removed via a future software update -- the exact date of which is "TBD."
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Forced removal
by darknexus on Wed 21st Dec 2011 16:49 UTC
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Wow, am I the only one who would've expected a forced removal of an already-installed package from someone like Apple, not from a GNU/Linux distributor? That seems pretty damned high-handed to me, even for canonical. Now, I'm sure anyone who knows their way around dpkg knows how to get around this, but still... nasty shock for the poor end-users, isn't it?

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