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Pjotr123
June 25th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Oracle has issued a new version of Oracle (Sun) Java JRE: 6u26. This contains security fixes: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u26releasenotes-401875.html

Because it's a security update, I expect that it'll be updated in the Ubuntu repo's as well. I advise to wait for that.

For experienced Linux users who (for whatever reason) do not wish to wait for the regular updates: I've updated my how-to for manual installation of Java: http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/java

Have fun! :)

Pjotr123
July 9th, 2011, 11:54 AM
The waiting for the regular update is taking far too long. I've reported it as a bug on Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sun-java6/+bug/807930

Feel free to endorse it. :)

Pjotr123
July 9th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Update: I've contacted the guy who's mentioned in Launchpad as responsible for this package, but he's not the real key figure, it seems. This is what he told me:


Hey,

I am afraid I cannot answer your question directly; as far as I can
tell, Debian already has 6.26 (which I believe is the same as 6u26), so
it hopefully should be just a matter of asking for a sync.

~Niels


So, what we're anxiously waiting for here, is a sync to happen. Now, who's responsible for that? I'll try to find it out.

Pjotr123
July 13th, 2011, 10:30 AM
The fix has been released today (at last!). Check your update manager. :)

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sun-java6/+bug/797718