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Old 01-16-2006, 07:16 PM   #1
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apt-get install Java, what's right package name?

I succeeded in installing Java 5 downloaded from Sun's site. However, I'd like to use Ubuntu packaged Java to be able to use web start in Firefox. For some reason all possible combinations I can find on net bring me to situation no such package. Is Java packaged with Ubuntu (Besides Gnu Java 1.4)?
Old 01-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #2
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Sun Java is proprietary, so it's not going to be like normal packages in the repositories. However, there is an easy way to convert the Sun download into a .deb package using java-package, described here.

Alternately, you can install Blackdown's Java 1.4 using apt-get, described here


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