How to handle the critical Java error?

Asked by Roy S on 2012-09-05

How are we supposed to handle the critical Java error? Do I have to download and install a new version from the Java site, or will the software updates from the built in updater do? I can see that I got a couple of updates for IcedTea a couple of days ago.

I'm using OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime, OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime, IcedTea Java Web Start and IcedTea Java Plugin.

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Did you install Java with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

In the first place? No, I used the Ubuntu software center.

Proprietary Java isn't in the default repos any more. I'd try those 3 commands

Thanks. Do I have to uninstall the old Java installations? And are IcedTea still "good", so I can keep on managing this from the software center?

It will just be set as the active java. You can have multiple javas installed, you can switch between as you wish.

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.