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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Install sun java jdk on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat


Sun Java has finally been uploaded to the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat official Partner repository.

From UI:
To install (Sun) Java in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat you'll have to enable the Partner repository: open Ubuntu Software Center and go to Edit > Software Sources, then on the "Other Software" enable the Partner repository (it should be the first on the list; it looks like this: " maverick partner".).

Then, click "Close" and when asked, click "Reload" and finally install Sun Java6 in Ubuntu 10.10 by searching for it in Ubuntu Software Center.

From command line:
sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
deb maverick partner
deb-src maverick partner
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
You also need to setup JAVA_HOME and PATH variable. Open your $HOME/.bash_profile or /etc/profile (system wide) configuration. Open your .bash_profile file:
$ vi $HOME/.bash_profile

Append following line:
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin

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