I was looking at the packages available for Java on Fedora and saw this:

java-openjdk is version java-latest-openjdk is version

It's obvious that "latest" is the most recent version. But what is the difference otherwise? Both are on a rolling release. Is the latest package just bleeding-edge with more potential bugs?


Package java-openjdk- doesn't contain any files and has java-latest-openjdk as dependency. It's a package renaming thing.


2019-04-26 - Petra Mikova - 1:
- the package is now completely emptied, only requires java-latest-openjdk
- this has to happen due to the conflict of this package with other java packages
- the package is being renamed to java-latest-openjdk
- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1693987

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