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lionround 10-12-2007 09:30 PM

Install Java (update to new version)
Thanks for all the help so far to everybody here.

When I java -version, I get java version "1.4.2"
gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu5)

apt-get update && apt-get install sun-java6-jre gives the result that 0 packages need to be updated or installed.

Any help?

sdexp 10-12-2007 10:28 PM

If you are using Ubuntu you may need to enable commercial packages that are free in cost but not free as in FSF's definition of free.

Do this:

Go to Settings -> Repositories and check all of the boxes.

lionround 10-12-2007 10:35 PM


All of the repositories are checked.

when I run sudo apt-get update && apt-get install sun-java6-jre

I get:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
sun-java6-jre is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

It's telling me that I have the latest version, but I don't.

lionround 10-12-2007 11:21 PM

I got it running. Thanks.

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