Using jdk "openjdk8" brings javac 9.0.1


I am confused. Source of confusion:

When using jdk option “openjdk8” in “trusty” I receive the following build information:

$ java -Xmx32m -version

openjdk version “1.8.0_141”

OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_141-8u141-b15-3~14.04-b15)

OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.141-b15, mixed mode)

$ javac -J-Xmx32m -version

javac 9.0.1

When using “oraclejdk8” I get:

$ java -Xmx32m -version

java version “1.8.0_151”

Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_151-b12)

Java HotSpot™ 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.151-b12, mixed mode)

$ javac -J-Xmx32m -version

javac 1.8.0_151

And for “openjdk11” I get:

$ java -Xmx32m -version

openjdk version “11.0.2” 2019-01-15

OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9)

OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9, mixed mode)

$ javac -J-Xmx32m -version

javac 11.0.2

Did I misunderstand anything? Shouldn’t it be “javac 1.8.x” for “openjdk8”?


On build I switched to “xenial” and here I get the following for “openjdk8”:

$ java -Xmx32m -version

openjdk version “1.8.0_191”

OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_191-8u191-b12-2ubuntu0.16.04.1-b12)

OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.191-b12, mixed mode)

$ javac -J-Xmx32m -version

javac 1.8.0_191

So I really assume there is an issue with “openjdk8” on “trusty”.