how to get java for unbuntu 10.04

Asked by Brad Ganson on 2010-08-22

what hoops do I have to jump through to get the latest version of java?

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2010-08-24
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2010-08-24
Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #2

Error: need a repository as argument

run:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the line:
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner

save the new file, close gedit then run:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

Should be ok.

Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #4

ok. did that. Java still doesn't run. Says the program needs something from microsoft.
Please enable Java!!!
If you have AOL or Internet Explorer, please download and install the new Java Virtual Machine from Microsoft: msjava.shtml

Ok can you run:

dpkg -l | grep java

What is output?

Thanks

Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #6

iU java-common 0.34 Base of all Java packages
iHR sun-java6-jre 6.20dlj-1ubuntu3

Neil (goofandfroggie) said : #7

Hi
Have you tried to use Ubuntu software centre?
just type Java in the search it will be the first on the list.
hope this helps
regards
Neil

ok try this:

sudo dpkg -r sun-java6-jre java-common

Does it remove ok?

Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #9

After trying the software centre I got 2 error messages:
the first one before i tried:
sudo dpkg -r sun-java6-jre java-common:
"The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was cancelled in an unfriendly way. You have to repair this before you can install or remove any further software."
the second afterwards:
"E:I wasn't able to locate a file for the sun-java6-jre package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package. (due to missing arch): "

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #10

Why not installing openjdk-6-jre? Maybe java-common is missing.
update-alternatives --list java
sudo update-alternatives --config java

Reference.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

sudo apt-get -d sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts; cd /var/cache/apt/archives; sudo dpkg --force-all -i *.deb

See if that flys.

Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #12

ok. that all ran with 2 errors:
Errors were encountered while processing:
 language-pack-en-base
 language-pack-gnome-en-base

still get an error message when i try to run this application:
gamecolony.com (backgammon)

Please enable Java!!!
If you have AOL or Internet Explorer, please download and install the new Java Virtual Machine from Microsoft: msjava.shtml

Well duh. The package didn't install so obviously it won't work....

Can you give the output of:

uname -a

Thanks

Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #14

tried this after going to java ubuntu website and applying jdk:

brad@ubuntu:~$ add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
Error: must run as root

how does one run as root?

meanwhile...here is the answer to your query. pls..no sarcasm.

uname -a:

brad@ubuntu:~$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-24-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 19 01:12:52 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Brad Ganson (bganson) said : #15

with all of this the java seems to work after applying the synaptic manager package. thanks for your help.

oh, cool :)

Glad you got the gold :)