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Thread: Installing java6-jre on headless 10.04 LTS

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    Installing java6-jre on headless 10.04 LTS

    I am trying to setup my new server to run minecraft. The wiki has outdated information and so-far i haven't gotten very far. As you may or may not know, java has been removed from ubuntu because of some license/security hoohockey, so simply adding the source and updating apt no longer works. I tried installing it off of their website, but that didn't work either.

    I am trying to install java6-jre, running ubuntu server 10.04 LTS, fresh install.

    Any help would be VERY much appreciated. Once i get it up and running i'll even edit the wiki for all to see

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    Re: Installing java6-jre on headless 10.04 LTS

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
    Edit - No longer works, Java has been removed from the PPA

    Use the following method instead (taken from http://blog.flexion.org/2012/01/16/i...-deb-packages/)
    By running this script to download Java you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of the Oracle end user license agreement.
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...nse/index.html
    Code:
    cd ~/
    wget https://raw.github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6/master/oab-java6.sh -O oab-java6.sh
    chmod +x oab-java6.sh
    sudo ./oab-java6.sh
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
    Last edited by Cheesemill; April 6th, 2012 at 09:02 PM.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Installing java6-jre on headless 10.04 LTS

    The way Java gets handled in most linux distros package manager bugs me. For the most part I do not worry about the package managers Java. I just install the one I want and make sure that it's bin directory is in the path first and that I set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to its location.

    My biggest pet peeve is the way that alternatives is set up for Java. It is set up for a few of the JRE/JDK command individually. So if you have multiple versions installed and you want to switch your JRE/JDK you have to do each one. The JRE commands should be slaves to the java alternative and the JDK commands should be a slave of the javac alternative.

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