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Thread: Installing Java

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Installing Java

    Using release 11.04

    I'm trying to get onto freenet, which requires java runtime environment to be installed.

    I'm following the instructions here ( but am getting an error message in terminal from the first step.

    I downloaded the linux (self extracting file), the installation instructions say

    "Change the permission of the file you downloaded to be executable. Type:
    chmod a+x jre-6u<version>-linux-i586.bin
    <version> refers to Java update version you just downloaded.
    For Example: To install jre-6u30, above command will become
    chmod a+x jre-6u30-linux-i586.bin"

    So I paste that chmod a+x jre-6u30-linux-i586.bin into the terminal.

    "chmod: cannot access `jre-6u30-linux-i586.bin': No such file or directory"

    No idea what I'm supposed to do. Kind of losing it because I can't even get through step one of how to install a program. Very close to breaking the computer physically out of frustration, I already slammed my fist on it and part of the side popped open. Not the most constructive response I realize, so please if you wouldn't mind giving instructions as if you're instructing an ape. I mean, I can't even figure out how to make that bullet point next to chmod go away.

    Getting back to it, if there's a way to install via software center, I haven't found it. Open JDK also gives me error messages while trying to install.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Installing Java

    Open the terminal and navigate to where you saved the file, eg if you saved the file into your Downloads folder, type..

    cd Downloads
    then use the command.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    One Step Below Heaven
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Installing Java

    You can install java by going to the ubuntu software center. Go to software cent in the seach box type java and press enter.

    This show you a result with the oracals free counter part openJDK install that it'll perform just like the oracal one try this ans let us know.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Courtenay, BC, Canada

    Re: Installing Java

    just use the ppa

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Chapel Hill
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Installing Java

    just used the ppa, thanks a lot! that was dead easy

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