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    Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    Just read an article on OMG Ubuntu regarding Sun Java being automatically removed from users machines in the not too distant future.

    I was going to pre-empt this, what would be the best way to remove Sun Java, and replace with OpenJDK, with the least amount of problems?

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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    This will affect Linux Mint aswell. A suggestion from the Mint forums:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge icedtea-6-jre-cacao icedtea6-plugin openjdk-6-dbg openjdk-6-demo openjdk-6-doc openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib openjdk-6-source sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-bin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin icedtea-7-jre-cacao icedtea7-plugin openjdk-7-dbg openjdk-7-demo openjdk-7-doc openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jre-headless openjdk-7-jre-lib openjdk-7-source sun-java7-jdk sun-java7-bin sun-java7-fonts sun-java7-jre sun-java7-plugin icedtea-plugin ; sudo apt-get install -y icedtea-plugin && sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    This should remove all Java software, and then install Icedtea plugin.
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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    Is this why todays updates for ubuntu 10.10 broke my java ?
    And will this get things working again ?
    Is this for all linux at this point ? that you must install manually from now on ?


    Please advise,
    Thanks

    P.S Oanda trading charts and applet says loading 40% but freezes with icetea so this is not going to work for me

    The java test sites says java is installed after removing all jre and installing icetea, but it's lacks compatibility and function FYI

    NOW WHAT ?
    Last edited by AgentZ86; December 20th, 2011 at 02:43 PM.

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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    Not entirely sure what is going on at the moment. Package manager says I still have Sun Java 6 installed, but cannot find the java add-ons/plugins via Firefox or Chrome. Also, the java test page comes up with no plug-in available.

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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    DON'T PANIC. The world has not come to an end. If you absolutely need the Oracle (Sun) Java rather than OpenJDK/IcedTea, you'll just need to download and install it yourself: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ads/index.html
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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    Quote Originally Posted by Condor Cluster View Post
    Not entirely sure what is going on at the moment. Package manager says I still have Sun Java 6 installed, but cannot find the java add-ons/plugins via Firefox or Chrome. Also, the java test page comes up with no plug-in available.
    According to https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/001528.html

    "Due to the severity of the security risk, Canonical is immediately
    releasing a security update for the Sun JDK browser plugin which will
    disable the plugin on all machines. This will mitigate users' risk from
    malicious websites exploiting the vulnerable version of the Sun JDK."
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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    I followed the advice here to migrate to OpenJDK

    ...hope they don't pull this crap with other stuff like flash player
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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    Quote Originally Posted by Condor Cluster View Post
    I followed the advice here to migrate to OpenJDK

    ...hope they don't pull this crap with other stuff like flash player
    Just want to make sure the realize the guilty party is Oracle who bought Sun and not Ubuntu. Flash is an Adobe product, thankfully Adobe is nothing like Oracle.
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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    Yeah, I know Ubuntu's hand was forced on this one by Oracle. But nethertheless, they (Ubuntu) could have handled the process better, rather than just disabling java silently on users' machines with no warning or replacement (unless they check the Linux websites regularly)

    Would have been better if they removed Sun JDK, then installed OpenJDK, so the user doesn't notice a difference.

    Could ultimately end up turning new people back to Windows/Mac

    Just my two cents though...

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    Re: Java Removal by Canonical/Oracle

    what the hell? seriously? they will do remote remove of programmes i already installed?

    also OpenJDk doesn't work with all programmes.

    edit: i see users can install Oracle version by simple 1 page procedure. this is rubish

    does anyone have a .deb file?
    Last edited by mastablasta; December 22nd, 2011 at 03:03 PM.
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