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Bug#551550: general: many Java packages needlessly depend on java?-runtime

Package: general
Severity: normal

Many Java packages work successfully with a headless JRE; that is, one
that does not support graphics.  However, some of these packages depend
on java?-runtime instead of java?-runtime-headless.  As a consequence,
graphical JREs are installed when they are not needed (such as on

Java applications and libraries that correctly function with a headless
JRE should depend only on such a JRE, possibly with a recommends or
suggests on a graphical JRE if the program can benefit from it.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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