Installing Java on Ubuntu Breezy

  1. Download the Java Development Kit (or Runtime Environment) for Linux, self-extracting.
  2. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and unable universe and multiverse repositories:

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubunty breezy-security universe multiverse

  3. Install java-package and build-essential packages:
    # apt-get update # apt-get install java-package build-essential
  4. Create a Debian package from the Java Linux, self-extracting file downloaded in step 1 and install the resulting package:
    $ fakeroot make-jpkg sun-j2sdk1.5_.bin $ sudo dpkg -i sun-j2sdk1.5_.deb
  5. Register the new package as the default Java environment:

    # update-alternatives --config java

  6. Define the Java-home environment variable by adding the following line into ~/.bash_profile file:

    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/

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