Gettext depending on libgcj

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Jan 4 20:06:24 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 06:11:51PM +0000, Mark Syms wrote:
> Why is gettext in Dapper depending on libgcj? As far as I can tell there
> are no Java components in gettext and I really don't want to have any of
> the gcj components installed on my system, particularly as I have the
> Sun development kit installed. The Debian package doesn't have this
> dependency so why has it been added? If there are Java components that I
> missed then these should be in a separate package that is only installed
> if required.

It does contain Java components, and that's why it depends on libgcj.
Why is it a problem for you to have both libgcj and the Sun JDK installed?
That should work fine.

 - mdz

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