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grooveman
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:14 pm    Post subject: javaws Reply with quote

Hello.

I noticed after my last emerge --world that java webstart is now masked. Does this mean that there is a replacement for it? I cannot live without this, as I administer many systems, and do remote desktop assistance, that relies upon this technology.

For now, as much as I don't like to do it, I unmasked it. But is there plan to replace this?

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean the dev-java/icedtea package? It looks like the last update masked it. That happened on 6/10. I have no idea why though.

https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/dev-java/icedtea
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mask messages normally describe the plans for the package, whether the mask is for compatibility, security, or deprecation. OP: what message was printed for the package about which you are asking?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

It is dev-java/icedtea-web. I didn't read far enough, I guess,.it said that it was for security reasons and "This package won't be going away soon". I never knew that they would mask things short-term for security reasons, so I guess I stopped reading after the first few lines. My bad.

That is a relief! I guess I just sit tight then.

Thanks.

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