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Old 10-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post

After this operation, 95.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Aw, cmon man
The java runtime itself about 100 mb with all its libs, whats the issue with that (the compressed .bin from oracle is 46 MB or so)?
There are no "half Gnome" components on that list, only java related stuff.

Java is big, and uses much memory. Thats a fact. But there are some good programs written in it (like Jitsi).
Old 10-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #17
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Correct there aren't now, but a few months back updating or installing Openjdk would pull in half of Gnome. For those of use running KDE and not Gnome that was a big deal. Feel free to check the BTS as there were several bug reports about the issue filed.

The problem has been fixed for a while now, but since java-package has made its way back into Debian it is just as easy to use Oracle Java.

Installing openjdk-7-jre and icedtea-7-plugin would only bring in a couple other packages now.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  icedtea-7-plugin openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jre-headless openjdk-7-jre-lib
Whichever one you choose to use, Java is a security black hole. I keep it disabled in all of my browsers and only enable it when absolutely necessary.
Old 05-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #18
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I've installed openjdk-7-jre on my Wheezs:
# java -version
java version "1.7.0_03"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.1.7) (7u3-2.1.7-1)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 22.0-b10, mixed mode, sharing)
and get a lot of problems.

Java test in Iceweasel seems to be OK, but some java applets on the websites like are not running.
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I used this 1 as a guideline to install java but had to modify some of the commands.
Before movingjre package from downloads I made executeable.
sudo mkdir /opt/java
sudo mkdir /opt/java/32
mv /home/user/Downloads/jre-7u21-linux-i586.tar.gz /opt/java/32
tar -xvzf jre-7u21-linux-i586.tar.gz
sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/opt/java/32/jre1.7.0_21/bin/java" 1
sudo update-alternatives --set java /opt/java/32/jre1.7.0_21/bin/java
rm -v /usr/li/bmozilla/plugins/
ln -s /opt/java/32/jre1.7.0_21/lib/i386/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/


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