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    Lost on installing java

    I was wondering how I install java from the site. I'm pretty new, and I've read around a bit and figured out I need alien, which I have to convert the red hat format.
    But after that I get lost on the rpm.bin file that I never seem to find. Any advice would be extremely helpful, also I'm running 9.04 jaunty jackalope.

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Don't install Java from the Sun website, install it from the repositories.

    Go to Synaptic Package Manager and install the "sun-java6-jre", "sun-java6-bin" and "sun-java6-plugin" packages. Easy.
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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Thanks for the info, but my java still doesn't seem to work with chat applets. :/

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Setting up java is drop dead easy from the repo's but I fear your attempts to convert a red hat package into a .deb and installing that way may have caused some trouble..

    Anyway, what does this link give you ?

    http://www.javatester.org/

    (click the test button on top).

    And what happens when you type in a console:

    Code:
    java -version

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Hello,

    you can find a bit more information about java installation and configuration her https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JavaInstallation
    and here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

    best regards

    chf

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Quote Originally Posted by P4man View Post
    Setting up java is drop dead easy from the repo's but I fear your attempts to convert a red hat package into a .deb and installing that way may have caused some trouble..

    Anyway, what does this link give you ?

    http://www.javatester.org/

    (click the test button on top).

    And what happens when you type in a console:

    Code:
    java -version
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_14-b08)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode)

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Is that also what javatester.org shows for your java plugin version?

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    Don't install Java from the Sun website, install it from the repositories.

    Go to Synaptic Package Manager and install the "sun-java6-jre", "sun-java6-bin" and "sun-java6-plugin" packages. Easy.
    Thank you!
    I was trying to install OmegaT and could not figure out which was the best way to load java.
    Luckily I found this thread.
    One question though : is it possible to launch OmegaT (or any installed software) by double clicking on an icon instead of right clicking on the relevant .jar file + selecting "open with java run time"... ? A bit like in windows...

    Another remark about translations (how to report typos in other languages ?)
    I am using the Turkish version and I noticed minor typos here and there...
    Last edited by dira; October 1st, 2009 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Typos + forgotten words

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    Re: Lost on installing java

    One question though : is it possible to launch OmegaT (or any installed software) by double clicking on an icon instead of right clicking on the relevant .jar file + selecting "open with java run time"... ? A bit like in windows...
    With Ubuntu, if it is a .deb, then usually you will be able to click on it to install it.
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    Re: Lost on installing java

    Quote Originally Posted by dira View Post
    One question though : is it possible to launch OmegaT (or any installed software) by double clicking on an icon instead of right clicking on the relevant .jar file + selecting "open with java run time"... ? A bit like in windows...
    You can create a launcher on the desktop by right-clicking any blank space, select Create launcher then give it a name and the command "java my_app.jar" where my_app is the name of your java archive file. You can add the same command to a menu from System->Preferences->Main menu

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