how to install jre-files to contact my netbank

Asked by on 2011-08-09

I want to make Ubuntu 10.10 (or 11.04) my standard OS. However, in order to use my netbankaccount I need to install a java-file
(jre-6u26-linux-i586-rpm.bin), which I have downloaded - but I have not been able to install it. What do I do?

I have tried also to pick it up from Synaptic-packagehandling - but still with no success.

Looking forward to your advice, I send you my

Torkel Sprove

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arochester (arochester) said : #1

rpm is generally no good. rpm=redhat package management.

Ubuntu is Debian based so you need a deb instead

Connect to the Internet, open a Terminal and issue the command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

Does it not appear in SYnaptic Package Manager as: sun-java6-jre

Another way is to install: ubuntu-restricted-extras

That installs a bunch of useful stuff including sun-java6-jre

To do than connect to the Internet, open a Terminal and issue the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

You'll also need to install sun-java6-plugin. (Actually, if you just install that, sun-java6-jre will get installed automatically.)

Or, as an alternative to all of the above, you might prefer to use OpenJDK, which is free and open source and also official. For that, install openjdk-6-jre and icedtea-6-plugin.

Sorry, the correct names of the packages to install for OpenJDK are openjdk-6-jre and icedtea6-plugin (no dash after icedtea).

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