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Old 04-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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Post Installing JDK 6 manually

Hi all,

I have downloaded the jdk-6u24-linux-i586.bin and gone through following steps.

nuwan@nuwan-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo chmod +x jdk-6u24-linux-i586.bin

nuwan@nuwan-laptop:~/Downloads$ ./jdk-6u24-linux-i586.bin

works fine on me.These commands create a folder jdk1.6.0_24 in Downloads directory.

My Question is this.If I want to install packages manually.What is the best way to do it.

Where should I put artifacts which generates after executing above commands.

Another question, If I use sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk where does these downloaded packages are installed.I mean location.

I have been using Ubuntu 9.10

Nuwan Arambage

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:48 AM   #2
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After you uncompress the bin file you should move your jdb directory to a more 'logical' place and create a symbolic link to the java binary.
mv Downloads/jdk1.6.0_24 /usr/share
ln -s /usr/share/jdk1.6.0_24/bin/java /usr/bin/java
From that moment on you can call java from any directory in your system if /usr/bin is in your PATH which normally always is. If you install a package using the package manager the binary files are normally installed in /usr/bin on Ubuntu if I'm not mistaking.

Kind regards,

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When you install the "jdk-6u24-linux-i586.bin" : Default location is /usr/java/.

Same jdk, using the Ubuntu packages ..
1) sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk :
File list
I.e. /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-

2) sudo update-alternatives --config java
... and then choose the "java-6-sun".
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