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

Omair Majid omajid at
Tue Jul 22 15:58:57 UTC 2014

* Robert Marcano <robert at> [2014-07-21 11:21]:
> Fedora did packaging changes recently in order to have a headless package
> $ rpm -qa java\*head\*
> java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless-
> java-1.7.0-openjdk-headless-
> Probably Debian people could take something from it and split packages like
> that

For the record, we (Fedora) actually adapted this from Debian :)

"Designed after Debian packaging, Fedora OpenJDK package has been split
into packages providing java and java-headless." [1]

But this is not what the original poster wants; both Debian and Fedora
do this split for runtime-packages (that is, the JRE), not development
packages (the JDK). As far as I know, neither Debian nor Fedora have a
solution for this.



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