OpenJDK: JDK on headless machine, no X, no GNOME etc.

allicoder aredocilla at
Fri Jul 18 22:29:49 UTC 2014

Hi Maurizio,

Thank you, I'll look into that.

Best wishes,

On 18/07/14 22:17, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
> Hi,
> If you are considering JDK 8, I believe compact profiles [1] is what
> you need. You can contact core-libs-dev at for more info
> on the feature and/or build-dev at if you need help with
> the build.
> Cheers
> Maurizio
> [1] -
> On 18/07/14 22:03, allicoder wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a headless Debian machine (Wheezy), and I'd like to use it for
>> some Android (ROM) development. This means I need Java on it, but the
>> default packages (openjdk-7-jdk et al) pull in X and GNOME packages and
>> lots of other things I don't need. openjdk-7-jre-headless isn't going to
>> help because it won't have javac etc. Is there a way to install the JDK
>> tools on this box without having to pull in all the graphical
>> dependencies I won't need? I'm happy to rebuild OpenJDK if needed.
>> Best wishes,
>> allicoder.

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