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frenchn00b 04-25-2009 01:11 PM

Please how to install java working from apt-get ?
Best regards

jim_fields 04-25-2009 01:29 PM

Just do apt-get install sun-java5-jre
If you want the plugin for firefox do apt-get install sun-java5-plugin

repo 04-25-2009 01:33 PM

Make sure your sourcelist contains the repo's


deb etch-backports main contrib
deb ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

AlucardZero 04-25-2009 07:55 PM

Why does he need backports or experimental?? It's in non-free.


  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.5.0-14-1etch1
  Version table:
    1.5.0-14-1etch1 0
        650 etch/non-free Packages

jay73 04-25-2009 08:01 PM

Why would you install 1.5? 1.6 has many performance improvements, not to mention the 64 bit plug-in.

AlucardZero 04-25-2009 09:59 PM

Debian Etch

Edit: ok, sun-java6-jre is available for Etch if you enable etch-backports.

frenchn00b 04-26-2009 03:29 AM

WOW !! it works! thank you!! I had to stop and restart the iceape to make it operational. It is so easy with Debian.

farslayer 04-27-2009 10:47 AM

You may also want to configure/verify your default java for Linux as well.. your call.

update-alternatives --config java

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