Re: about java and wheezy
On 5/13/2012 12:28 PM, Francesco Pietra wrote:
Installation of openjdk-6-jdk in wheezy i386 would lead to deletion of
much gnome, including openoffice, with reinstallation of gnome and
abiword, but not of openoffice/libreoffice, if I understand.
Otherwise, java is often useful.
Any suggestion about?
I have long ago switched fron Sun java to OpenJdk, and had no such
trouble. I do recall some dependency hell issues with some other
packages, but turning off "Consider recommended packages as
dependencies" in Synaptic fixed most of those.
I reckon the problem could be OpenOffice anyway; some dependency of some
bit of it may require both java and a particular version of GNOME.
Some Gnome packages are not strictly necessary, as they are meta
packages. Removing some of those will not grossly affect Gnome.