Re: Installing Java 8 on a Google Compute Debian (Jessie) instance
James H. H. Lampert wrote:
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>> openjdk-8-jdk : Depends: openjdk-8-jre (= 8u171-b11-1~bpo8+1) but it is
>> not going to be installed Depends: openjdk-8-jdk-headless (=
>> 8u171-b11-1~bpo8+1) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to
>> correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> which is what I was getting before.
from my experience you need then to do apt-get install openjdk-8-jre
openjdk-8-jdk-headless and they will for sure pull in some dependencies,
which is why openjdk-8-jdk does not install automatically.
just my 5cent