No GCJ, only Sun Java5: how??

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Jan 9 17:27:37 UTC 2007

Ringo De Smet wrote:

> I am running Ubuntu 6.10 and I am trying to install Tomcat 5.5 on Sun Java
> 5. I have installed the Sun Java5 packages (bin, jre, jdk, plugin) from
> multiverse and I would now like to install Tomcat. My problem now is that
> every package management tool (apt, aptitude, synaptic) insists on
> installing gcj/gij stuff. 

Not for Tomcat.  I run Tomcat, with Sun java (from multiverse) and don't
have gcj.

> I wonder why, since Tomcat 5.5 depends on either 
> kaffe, gcj or java2-runtime. java2-runtime is provided by the Sun Java5
> jre package. 

> Is there any way I can prevent the installation of gcj/gij 
> stuff? update-java-alternatives didn't help me out here.

By not installing things that insist on gcj...

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