View Full Version : [ubuntu] errors from synaptic

November 16th, 2008, 07:23 PM
I keep getting this error when insalling packages using synaptic, regardless of what i'm installing.

"This package is not an installer package , it does not actually contain the JDk documentation. You will need to go download one of the archives.

jdk-6-doc.zip jdk-6-doc-ja.zip

(choose the non update version if this is the first installation)
please visit


now and download,the file should be owned by root.root and copied to /tmp

press return to try again no+return to abort.

return just repeats the error so I enter no , so far the error does not sem to have affected the install(s).


November 17th, 2008, 02:08 AM
The easy solution is to uncheck the two files mentioned in Synaptic and apply the changes.
Or their Ubuntu matches, which I believe are sun-java6-doc and sun-java6-doc-ja (but don't quote me as I'm not on my Ubuntu install right now).

If you want to install these, follow the link (http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp) and download the files.

Good luck.