Bug 1119100 - Missing/incorrect alternatives simlink created for jre-1.7.0-openjdk
Summary: Missing/incorrect alternatives simlink created for jre-1.7.0-openjdk
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.7.0-openjdk
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jiri vanek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-14 02:30 UTC by Phil Duby
Modified: 2015-06-30 01:04 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-30 01:04:49 UTC

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Description Phil Duby 2014-07-14 02:30:09 UTC
Description of problem:
Both the jre_1.7.0_openjdk_exports slave entry of the jre_1.7.0_openjdk and the jre_1.7.0_exports slave entry of the jre_1.7.0 alternatives link groups create a link for /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0

The link created for jre_1.7.0_openjdk_exports should be /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0_openjdk_exports

Noticed that the pattern of symlinks in /usr/lib/jvm/ and /lib/usr/jvm-exports/ did not match.  Traced to the overlap between the 2 link groups.

$ cat /var/lib/alternatives/jre_1.7.0


$ cat /var/lib/alternatives/jre_1.7.0_openjdk 



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

This is being reported specifically for 
java-1.7.0-openjdk.i686 1:
but the same thing exists for .x86_64, and seems to have been there from the base Fedora 20 installed from the DVD iso.

How reproducible:

This has existed on all Fedora 20 installations I have checked, both 32 and 64 bit.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ls -gGo /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre*

Actual results:

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 29 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre -> /etc/alternatives/jre_exports
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 43 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0 -> /etc/alternatives/jre_1.7.0_openjdk_exports
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 45 Jun 27 18:15 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0-openjdk- -> java-1.7.0-openjdk-
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 37 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-openjdk -> /etc/alternatives/jre_openjdk_exports

Expected results:

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 29 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre -> /etc/alternatives/jre_exports
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 43 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0 -> /etc/alternatives/jre_1.7.0_exports
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 43 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0_openjdk -> /etc/alternatives/jre_1.7.0_openjdk_exports
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 45 Jun 27 18:15 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0-openjdk- -> java-1.7.0-openjdk-
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 37 Jun 27 18:17 /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-openjdk -> /etc/alternatives/jre_openjdk_exports

Additional info:

The matching java_sdk* link groups (for java.1.7.0-openjdk-devel) do not have the issue.  Searching the bug reports found some that might be related, but I did not see anything specific about the package incorrectly creating the links.  Just about updates breaking things.

Should be easy enough to manually fix, with alternatives --remove and --install of the 2 overlapping link groups, but should get the fix in the package

Comment 1 jiri vanek 2015-02-25 11:03:28 UTC
Hello, this should be fixed in: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-2389/java-1.8.0-openjdk-
whhich contains http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/java-1.8.0-openjdk.git/commit/?h=f21&id=e170d8662d94e20ba38c02340b91323565849f1f

The build is already in stable. If this update fix your issue, please close this bug as fixed.

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