JDK-8175866 : Solaris install docs make reference to packages they should not
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: docs
  • Sub-Component: guides
  • Affected Version: 6u171,7u161
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2017-02-25
  • Updated: 2017-10-31
  • Resolved: 2017-09-07
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6u171Fixed 7u161Fixed 8u151Resolved 9Fixed
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JDK-8181648 :  
According to http://bugs.java.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=7159334 , the SUNWj7dmx package is not in the tar.Z install bundle.

Demos was removed from pkg tar.Z bundle(see CR 7066713), there is a separate Demos&Samples bundle since 7u2 b08/6u32 b04. But Solaris patches still contain SUNWj7dmo/SUNWj6dmo.
64 bit packages are SUNWj7dmx/SUNWj6dmx

demo packages should remain in the existing Solaris patches.  Just because they are there doesn't mean they get installed, only if the end user have them installed on the system will they be patched."


    The link above is the Solaris OS Install Directions for the JDK.  The SUNWj7dmx package is mentioned in the tar.Z portion of the directions.  This is confusing to some of our customers as, according to the cited bug, the SUNWj7dmx package shouldn't be part of the tar.Z bundle.
The fix went into the JDK 9 docs that Savitha worked so I set that value. The affects version/s for the docs issue need to be updated. For the RNs, the Affects versions are 7u161 and 8u151.The Release Note report is flaggng the inconsistency between the Jira issues.

Future documentation (JDK 9) might have been fixed but current documentation (JDK 6 & 7), specifically the documentation cited in the problem description, has not been.

Reference to SUNWj7dmx has been removed from documentation. Please review: http://review.us.oracle.com/review2/Review.html#reviewId=306141;scope=document;status=open,fixed;documentId=1526385;noteId=3805254 Thanks!