obsolete openjdk-11-policytool.desktop file is still installed - gives error when users try to launch from menu

Bug #1766843 reported by Rik Mills on 2018-04-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openjdk-lts (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Bionic by Rik Mills

Bug Description

I believe the policytool was deprecated, so there is no longer an alternative linked to /usr/bin/policytool for the .desktop file to use.

However, the desktop file is still installed to


This result in a invalid desktop entry in at least KDE Plasma's main desktop menus, which produces the error that /usr/bin/policytool cannot be found if a user tries to launch it.

Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :
Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :
Rik Mills (rikmills) on 2018-04-25
description: updated
Changed in openjdk-lts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rik Mills (rikmills) on 2018-04-25
tags: added: kubuntu
Ryan Hoagland (sothis6881) wrote :

I made the initial report (https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php/73441-OpenJDK-Policy-Tool-Error) and can confirm on minimal and full installation.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package openjdk-lts - 10.0.1+10-4ubuntu1

openjdk-lts (10.0.1+10-4ubuntu1) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * Sync packages with 10.0.1+10-3:
    - OpenJDK 10.0.1+10 addresses the following security issues:
      - CVE-2018-2790,S8189969: Manifest better manifest entries.
      - CVE-2018-2795,S8189977: Improve permission portability.
      - CVE-2018-2796,S8189981: Improve queuing portability.
      - CVE-2018-2797,S8189985: Improve tabular data portability.
      - CVE-2018-2798,S8189989: Improve container portability.
      - CVE-2018-2799,S8189993: Improve document portability.
      - CVE-2018-2794,S8189997: Enhance keystore mechanisms.
      - CVE-2018-2814,S8192025: Less referential references.
      - CVE-2018-2815,S8192757: Improve stub classes implementation.
      - CVE-2018-2800,S8193833: Better RMI connection support.
    - Stop installing the policytool desktop file. LP: #1766843,
    - Prefer to build with OpenJDK 10 instead of OpenJDK 9.
    - Fix ftbfs on powerpcspe, adjusting the MIN_FLOAT constant (Adrian
      Glaubitz). Closes: #897334.
    - Remove classes.jsa files on package removal. Closes: #897411.

 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Sun, 06 May 2018 08:54:49 +0200

Changed in openjdk-lts (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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