OpenJDK and the cacerts

Richard Kolb rjdkolb at
Thu Aug 7 06:22:44 UTC 2014

Hello Adopt Discuss.

I have taken to building my own OpenJDK for teaching Java. It really works
I hit a problem with ssl connections and realized the OpenJDK 8 build I
produced has an empty jre/lib/security/cacerts file.

I have seen posts about this in the past but no real resolution.

Where is the correct location to get or build a cacerts file for the
Not sure if it is in the vagrant script.


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