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Novell JDK - Oracle Or Not ?

Good Day,

We are auditing all our versions of Java we have installed on any server. Our 2 iManager show up as having Novell JDK installed :


We would like to know if this is Novell's own version or is this related to Oracle's version.


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Re: Novell JDK - Oracle Or Not ?

AFIAK it's a repackages Oracle JDK. To be sure, just look what's inside the rpm:



# rpm -qa | grep novell-jdk
# rpm -ql novell-jdk | grep jre/bin/java
# /opt/novell/jdk1.8.0_131/jre/bin/java -version
java version "1.8.0_131"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_131-b11)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 25.131-b11, mixed mode)


Note: Since Micro Focus is switching to OpenJDK in general, the contents of that rpm may change in newer versions as well. E.g. IDM 4.7 installs:


# rpm -qf /opt/novell/eDirectory/lib64/nds-modules/jre/bin/java                                                                                                                                      
#  /opt/novell/eDirectory/lib64/nds-modules/jre/bin/java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_212"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (Zulu (build 1.8.0_212-b04)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (Zulu (build 25.212-b04, mixed mode)


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