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

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Fri Dec 19 22:48:56 UTC 2008

2008/12/19 Art Alexion <art.alexion at>:
> On Thursday 18 December 2008 4:16:08 pm Jonas Norlander wrote:
>> 2008/12/18 Art Alexion <art.alexion at>:
>> > I have made it a practice not to install firefox from the ubuntu repos
>> > onto kubuntu because it installs gnome as a dependency.  Problem is, if
>> > you don't do that and install firefox from mozilla, you will have
>> > problems.
>> >
>> > Gnome should not be a firefox dependency.  I wish someone would fix that.
>> Well it don't really have a dependency on Gnome. If you install the
>> firefox meta package it _suggest_ firefox-3.0-gnome-support and if you
>> install that it pulls in a lot of Gnome stuff like libgnomevfs and
>> libgconf. I don't know how it was before but now on Intrepid Gnome
>> it's not a dependency.
> Really?


Remember that aptitude will pull in more packages then just what the
package you are installing depends on. I think as default it will
install all recommended packages to.

"apt-rdepends -d firefox" Will give you a list of packages that
firefox depends on and there is no gnome packages there what i can see
at least not on Kubuntu Intrepid.

/ Jonas

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