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Old 07-12-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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I am trying to install Java on Ubuntu. How to install it?

Hi everyone, I am a new Ubuntu user. I had no experience on installation application but I need Java to get my things done. I do not know how to install Java on the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. The command were simply complicated and is there a formula to get it done.
PS: In the future, I may need to install other application and it might be the best with graphical installation. (Even Text installation is needed, please tell me a shortcut where that is the place to change it accordingly etc.)
Old 07-12-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian, and as such uses the Debian package management tools. Apt-get has many options to install, remove, update, etc.

You should familiarize yourself with the Ubuntu documentation, which is probably installed on your system, or find it here:

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Old 07-12-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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Consult the ubuntuguide..

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Old 07-12-2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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Start Synaptic and enable the multiverse/universe repository (Google if you don't know how, many howtos already written). Then search for "jre", select appropriate entry and click "Apply". Simple ...
Old 07-24-2007, 01:50 PM   #5
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Using apt-get is easy.
sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-plugin
or if you have backports enabled:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-plugin


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