librxtx-java dependencies

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at
Tue Jun 22 19:14:34 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Scott Howard <showard314 at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Augusto Brito <mag at> wrote:
>> Hello
>> The librxtx-java package lists java-runtime as a dependency, which in
>> turn brings along a lot of packages. Would it be reasonable if it
>> depended only on the java-runtime-headless? This new dependency could
>> reduce a lot of unused packages when installed on a server machine as is
>> my case.
> Thanks for pointing this out. This package has just been adopted by
> the Debian Java Packaging team, and a new version has just been
> uploaded to debian and maverick [1]. This new version does not depend
> on java-runtime. It actually does not depend on any java (which is a
> bug). I agree that it should at least depend on: default-jre-headless.

No, it is not a bug. It was decided by Debian Java team that library
packages should not depend on runtime unless the package needs a
specific version of runtime (1.5 or 1.6).


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