sun-java6-jre problem

Asked by Karthi on 2010-07-24

when iam running sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jr the following mesage appear in teminal.

Package sun-java6-jre is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package sun-java6-jre has no installation candidate

this is when i use the command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
I have read some other people asking questions about this but I could not use the same method because of the message above.

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2010-07-26
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2010-07-26
Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #1

You can try the steps below from the Terminal:

(Add the repository)
sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner”
(Update the list)
sudo apt-get update
(Install the packages)
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

HTH.

Hi Karthi,

Try the following commands.

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

Let me know if still not work.

Karthi (senti10) said : #3

Hi Ian Ace,

I had tried the following commands given by you.

sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner”
(Update the list)
sudo apt-get update
(Install the packages)
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

But when i given the second package command the following message will appear

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package sun-java6-jre is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package sun-java6-jre has no installation candidate

Still the problem continues,awaiting for answer

Cameron W (cwill747) said : #4

Well, if you don't mind not having the official Sun product, you could run:
sudo apt-get install default-jre

And that will give you the open Java environment.

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