Java for use in Firefox and Open Office - which packages to download?

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Fri Dec 19 18:13:46 UTC 2008

On Friday 19 December 2008 12:44:35 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Art Alexion wrote:
> >> Really?
> Yeah, really.  I can't see any dependencies, only the "Suggests" for
> firefox-3.0-gnome-support.

Here is what aptitude wants to do again, in case Billie didn't quote it.

All I did was ask it to install firefox.  

art at splendid:~$ sudo aptitude install firefox
[sudo] password for art:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  apturl{a} docbook-xml{a} firefox firefox-3.0{a} firefox-3.0-branding{a}
  gamin{a} gconf2{a} gconf2-common{a} gksu{a} gnome-app-install{a}
  gnome-icon-theme{a} gnome-keyring{a} gnome-mime-data{a} gnome-mount{a}
  libavahi-glib1{a} libbonobo2-0{a} libbonobo2-common{a} libbonoboui2-0{a}
  libbonoboui2-common{a} libcairo-perl{a} libgamin0{a} libgconf2-4{a}
  libgksu2-0{a} libglade2-0{a} libglib-perl{a} libgnome-keyring0{a}
  libgnome2-0{a} libgnome2-canvas-perl{a} libgnome2-common{a}
  libgnome2-perl{a} libgnome2-vfs-perl{a} libgnomecanvas2-0{a}
  libgnomecanvas2-common{a} libgnomeui-0{a} libgnomeui-common{a}
  libgnomevfs2-0{a} libgnomevfs2-common{a} libgnomevfs2-extra{a}
  libgp11-0{a} libgtk2-perl{a} libgtkhtml2-0{a} libgtop2-7{a}
  libgtop2-common{a} libidl0{a} liblaunchpad-integration1{a} libnotify1{a}
  liborbit2{a} libpam-gnome-keyring{a} libpolkit-gnome0{a}
  librsvg2-common{a} libscrollkeeper0{a} libsexy2{a}
  libstartup-notification0{a} libvte-common{a} libvte9{a} libwnck-common{a}
  libwnck22{a} libxres1{a} notification-daemon{a} policykit-gnome{a}
  python-cairo{a} python-gconf{a} python-glade2{a} python-gst0.10{a}
  python-gtk2{a} python-gtkhtml2{a} python-launchpad-integration{a}
  python-numeric{a} python-pyorbit{a} python-sexy{a} python-vte{a}
  scrollkeeper{a} sgml-data{a} software-properties-gtk{a} synaptic{a}
  ubufox{a} xulrunner-1.9{a}

using the --without-recommends parameter, it just installs firefox and 
xulrunner.  I am going to try that on my 64-bit 8.10 and see what happens 
with java, etc.
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