Friday, May 21, 2010

Installing Sun/Oracle Java 6 Update 20 in Lucid...

Since Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), Canonical has dropped support of Sun Java on Ubuntu. However, I noticed that Canonical has slowly reintroduced Sun Java to Ubuntu by placing the .deb installers into the Ubuntu 'partner' repository. To install, type in the following:

sudo add-apt-repository “deb lucid partner”

This will add the associated Ubuntu repository to your Ubuntu. Next, you'll want to install Java 6 Update 20, this can be done by:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

You will now have a proper version of Java in your Ubuntu setup.

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