minimal / server installation for -jre package needed
mr at sun.com
Wed Aug 29 09:45:49 PDT 2007
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:47:26 -0500
> From: tom.marble at sun.com
> Matthias Klose wrote:
>> Are there any plans by upstream to recommend/suggest how such a split should be
>> done so that distributions don't differ too much, or is this completly up to
> There are no such plans as foo-bin-core could not be considered
> "Compatible". ...
Well, it depends.
The platform specification and the conformance rules do define the
concept of a "headless" implementation, which is one that doesn't
support interactive interfaces.
It's been a while since I last read the conformance rules in detail,
but my understanding has been that a "headless" implementation is
considered conformant on a "headless" machine (i.e., one without
So it may well be that a partial installation, as Matthias suggests,
would be fully conformant on headless boxes, which is presumably
where it'd most often be used.
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