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Old 02-09-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
wanholinux
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Smile Java on Ubuntu - Cannot get it installed


Installed Ubuntu successfully and found it very user friendly except that it does not come with Jave installed, Why? Downloaded Java from Java.com and tried to follow the instruction given at the web site but without success. At the su : prompt for password I keyed in the password but the cursor seems to be not moving and kept prompting me for the password again and again, Finally I gave up. Now I have gone back to Window, because I just cannot to the things I want on the Net. I like Ubuntu very much but unfortunately it does not come with Java. Is there any other Distro that comes with Javas? Thanks a lot. Joseph
 
Old 02-09-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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Most distros won't have Java preinstalled. Windows doesn't have it preinstalled, either. I'm surprised that Ubuntu doesn't have Java in the repositories, though. Did you check Synaptic (I think that's their GUI front end, anyway) for Java?

Also, 'su' doesn't work in Ubuntu like it does in other distros. The root account is disabled by default as a security measure. Instead, anywhere you ever see 'su', substitute 'sudo.'
 
Old 02-09-2008, 06:35 AM   #3
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Ubuntu does come with Java (FreeJava). For Sun Java, see the links below.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:G...eb_Development
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=76702
 
Old 02-11-2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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Most distros won't have Java preinstalled. Windows doesn't have it preinstalled, either. I'm surprised that Ubuntu doesn't have Java in the repositories, though. Did you check Synaptic (I think that's their GUI front end, anyway) for Java?

Also, 'su' doesn't work in Ubuntu like it does in other distros. The root account is disabled by default as a security measure. Instead, anywhere you ever see 'su', substitute 'sudo.'
Thanks Brother - I will try again. Joseph
 
Old 02-11-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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Thanks You for your advise. Joe
 
Old 02-11-2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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if you get automatix it comes with sun java. http://www.getautomatix.com/
 
  


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