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Old 08-31-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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Question jdk for debian

Hallo all,

I'm learning to program in Java on my debian following a tutorial on
The instructions on
don't work on my debian see
From a previous post
, I tried to install java jdk using
apt-get install java-package
However the pacakge is not found in the depot.
Could anyone tell me know how i could correctly install my Java engine?
Old 08-31-2006, 10:46 AM   #2
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You need a line for unstable containing non-free in your sources.list to get an official Debian package(s) of the Java otherwise you would need to search either for the Blackdown java sources or one of the guides to installing java on Debian using the Sun packages.

apt-cache policy sun-java5-jdk
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.5.0-08-1
  Version table:
     1.5.0-08-1 0
        600 sid/non-free Packages



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