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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    I also put a request in your ticket pjotr!

    This one is important and i wil not install it manually because i think the distro should update.

    With kind regards

    William

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    Quote Originally Posted by cobradevil View Post
    I also put a request in your ticket pjotr!

    This one is important and i wil not install it manually because i think the distro should update.

    With kind regards

    William
    Thanks.

    Well, I certainly hope they will update this package (JRE) in 8.04, but don't hold your breath... Generally Ubuntu is pretty quick with security fixes, but they have a very bad record for this particular package.

    I've been using JRE in Ubuntu for more than three years, and getting updates for it has always been an ongoing concern in all those years. Apparently they feel that we all should move to OpenJDK + IcedTea plugin...

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    Thanks again loads to the OP! I just had a thought that the future OS updates may begin to include this. Making the change by your 'how to' feels safer than waiting IMO. By the way, the Apple update came out today or maybe last night.
    Ubuntu 11.04, Mac OS X 10.4.11

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I just can't get it to work in the following situation:

    32-bit karmic running in virtualbox, namoroka 3.6beta2, installed as user, not sudo, under my ~/

    I installed java in /opt as in the instructions. The symlink in ~/.mozilla/plugins is used by the default firefox (3.5), but was ignored by my non-sudo 3.6b2.

    I noticed it had its own plugins directory (~/namoroka/firefox/plugins/) so I put a symlink in there as well. Still no joy.

    And as for all of us using openjdk and icedtea -- I'd love to, except half the sites don't work right with those!

    Thanks again for these great instructions. As I say, works great with my default firefox 3.5. It's just the installed-as-user 3.6 giving me grief.

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    I like to think that computers are multi-user. So... placing this in /opt would be the best idea.

    I would however simplify the commands.

    # As Root
    mkdir -p /opt/java/66
    mv ~/jre-6u17-linux-x64.bin /opt/java/64
    chmod +x ~/jre-6u17-linux-x64.bin
    /opt/java/64/jre-6u17-linux-x64.bin
    Do you agree to the above license terms? [yes or no] yes
    update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_17/bin/java" 1
    update-alternatives --set java /opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_17/bin/java

    # As User
    mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
    ln -sf /opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_17/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

    # Note that ln -f forces so rm prior is not required
    # This allows updates to require only a single command

    Thanks very much for making this how-to. It made things work magically for me. Hence, why I feel the need to help you make it easier.

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    ok. I have an HP dv6000 laptop with an AMD64 processor. I am trying to install jre-6u17-linux-x64.bin. I followed all the instructions. But, after saying "yes" to the agreements, I got the following...

    Do you agree to the above license terms? [yes or no]
    yes
    Unpacking...
    Checksumming...
    Extracting...
    ./install.sfx.5276: 1: ELF: not found
    ./install.sfx.5276: 2: Syntax error: ")" unexpected
    Failed to extract the files. Please refer to the Troubleshooting section of
    the Installation Instructions on the download page for more information.
    mark@mark-laptop:/opt/java/64$


    any ideas on where I went wrong or what happened?

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    two possibility's:
    1) corrupt .binfile
    2) run it with sudo "rights"/permission.

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    It's as leoquant says. Most probably possibility number one, i.e. a corrupt download from the Java website.

    Solution: delete your current downloaded JRE file and download another copy. Then delete /opt/java with all it's contents. Then repeat all steps, starting at the beginning.

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    Update 17 for JRE6 has (finally!) arrived in the "proposed" respository of 8.04 LTS:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...812/comments/7

    Overview:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...a6/+bug/477812

    I've already tried the update and it works fine. It'll probably be moved to the normal update repository very soon.

    Users of all other versions of Ubuntu, including 9.10, won't get this security update for JRE. They can use this how-to for manual installation:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/java

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    Re: Security update: Sun Java JRE update 17

    The instructions work great... however, I have a java based VPN setup that I need to use and it's not working with my 64 bit setup. Sun's website, in the Java download section, states
    * Please use the 32-bit version for Java applet and Java Web Start support.
    Is there a way to make the 32 bit version of Java work with 64 bit Karmic?

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