circular dependencies in aptitude?

Scott Berry scottbb1973 at
Sun Jun 6 18:26:24 UTC 2010

Not really because i believe it is the sun java.bin that requires the 
internet because it installs some other things off the internet and if you 
don't have those things then you won't get java to work correctly.

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Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 18:35
Subject: circular dependencies in aptitude?

> OK, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 64bit for my students on 25
> dual-core AMD Athlons in my classroom/pc lab.  Until my tech guy
> unblocks the *.bz2 file extension, apt-get or aptitude is broken (no
> updates or upgrades).  So, I'm trying to install a few packages I need
> by hand from
> I was successful with a few packages.  But now I am stuck getting
> sun-java6-plugin, sun-java6-jre and sun-java6-fonts to work.  They all
> depend on java-common so I installed that.  Now, I try sun-java6-jre
> and it depends on sun-java-bin and that depends on sun-java-jre, huh?
> Is there some way around this?
> We use several online java apps in class such as
> for 3D plotting in Multivariate Calculus and in
> Computer Science and to record classes
> for youtube.  So, as you can see, I really need this plugin to work in
> Firefox....
> BTW, otherwise, everything works like a charm.  This is by far the best
> 64bit distro I have tried!
> HTH,
> A. Jorge Garcia
> Teacher & Professor
> Applied Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
> Baldwin Senior High School & Nassau Community College
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