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Aug 042010

Install sun-java-jdk in Ubuntu 10.04


To install the offical Sun (now Oracle) JDK in Ubuntu 10.04, you need to do the following in terminal.

1. Add the extra repository

# sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"

2. Update the local package index

# sudo apt-get update

3. Install the JDK and plugin

# sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin

4. And finally, change you system to use the newly installed JDK.

# sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun

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