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    Problems Installing Java

    I'm having trouble install Java to Ubuntu 8.04. Originally I was getting an error running fakeroot, but I realize I was logged in as root in terminal. So I exited root and I'm still getting errors.

    user@my-laptop:~$ cd /home/user

    To get myself into my user folder because that is where I have the Java rpm.bin file. Nothing seems to happen when I type that though. I still get this.

    user@my-laptop:~$

    I guess I'm going to assume I'm in my user folder, even though it doesn't say.

    user@my-laptop:/home/user#

    Okay so now I type the fakeroot stuff and this is what appears.

    user@my-laptop:~$ fakeroot make-jpkg jre-6u6-linux-i586-rpm.bin

    Creating temporary directory: /tmp/make-jpkg.yaEGvC9436
    Loading plugins: blackdown-j2re.sh blackdown-j2sdk.sh common.sh ibm-j2re.sh ibm-j2sdk.sh j2re.sh j2sdk-doc.sh j2sdk.sh j2se.sh sun-j2re.sh sun-j2sdk-doc.sh sun-j2sdk.sh

    Detected Debian build architecture: i386
    Detected Debian GNU type: i486-linux-gnu

    No matching plugin was found.
    Removing temporary directory: done


    What am I doing wrong, I can't figure it out. Any help is much appreciated.

    Severvip

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    Re: Problems Installing Java

    Did you try install Java using the repositories with:-
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin
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    Re: Problems Installing Java

    First, yes you are already in your home directory. That is where you start out every time you open a terminal. You can check this by entering
    Code:
    pwd
    That prints the working directory.

    Second, Ubuntu does not use RPM. It uses DEB as it's based on Debian. You can very easily install Java as well as a bunch of other goodies like audio codecs and Flash Player by installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package. You can go Applications→Add/Remove and search for ubuntu-restricted-extras or just paste this in the terminal.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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    Re: Problems Installing Java

    A remark on the above posts: installing ubuntu-restricted-extras will give you an openJDK-based java, while sun-java6-* will give you the 'official' version of sun. The fist one is totally open source and works well 99% of the time, sun's version however turned out to be a lot faster on my machine and may even be more reliable. The choice is yours.

    If you install both, you can set the default java with
    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config java

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    Re: Problems Installing Java

    Quote Originally Posted by barnex View Post
    A remark on the above posts: installing ubuntu-restricted-extras will give you an openJDK-based java, while sun-java6-* will give you the 'official' version of sun. The fist one is totally open source and works well 99% of the time, sun's version however turned out to be a lot faster on my machine and may even be more reliable. The choice is yours.

    If you install both, you can set the default java with
    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config java
    It does? Hmmm they must have changed that. I didn't know that. Thanks. I will keep that in mind.
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