Ubuntu Xenial image with OpenJDK 8



I’m trying to work on a Java-8-specific application, and openjdk-8-jdk isn’t in trusty-backports. I’ve tried to upgrade to Xenial to work around this using:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

But the last step runs out of disk quota. Why can’t we get new workspaces that initially run Xenial, now that Trusty is no longer the current LTS release?

Update: I’m currently testing whether apt-get install apt dpkg is enough instead of apt-get dist-upgrade. This will be a workaround, but still slower than cloning a Xenial image in the first place. In parallel, I’m also doing this in a blank workspace so that if successful, it can become the template.


Here’s my template: https://c9.io/pr0methean/xenial-template