Bug#551450: java-gcj-compat-dev: Java compiler pulls in too many dependencies
I want to install on my system a gcj-based java compiler/basic
development environment which is not tied to a specific gcj version.
(i.e. I want something that will track the latest gcj, so when that
moves to 4.4 I'll get that automatically). The package for that used to
be the plain "gcj" (which is now a transitional package) but now appears
to be "gcj-jdk". This in turn depends on "java-gcj-compat-dev" which
then pulls in "gjdoc". From there the dependencies include "antlr",
"debhelper", "dpkg-dev", "html2text", "po-debconf" and "intltool-debian".
I only wanted a gcj-based java compiler!
Would it be possible to for "java-gcj-compat-dev" to only recommend
"gjdoc", to reduce this dependency-explosion?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash