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  1. #1
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    Red face Trying to install sun-java6-jre

    Hello,

    On my debian box I am trying to install sun-java6-jre

    I added contrib non-free to my sorces list ran update then:

    apt-get install package sun-java6-jre
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package package

    I tried this s few days ago on another machine and it worked, so not sure what is going on here. Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks..

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    Re: Trying to install sun-java6-jre

    For legal reason Oracle Java is no longer available in any of the standard repositories. Also you are better of using Java 7, version 6 has been depreciated and has known security issues.
    The easiest way to install is to do:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
    Oops, just noticed you are using Debian.
    Debian instructions are:
    Code:
    su -
    echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
    echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
    apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
    apt-get update
    apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
    exit
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Trying to install sun-java6-jre

    Worked like a charm first time! You're a star, thank you very much indeed

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    Re: Trying to install sun-java6-jre

    Thats glad news , now please mark your thread as solved from thread tools . Thank you .
    Raja

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