Thursday, August 13, 2009

Installing Java on Ubuntu 9.04

Currently Ubuntu has the following Java packages

sun-java6-bin – Contains the binaries

sun-java6-demo – Contains demos and examples

sun-java6-doc – Contains the documentation

sun-java6-fonts – Contains the Lucida TrueType fonts from the JRE

sun-java6-jdk – Contains the metapackage for the JDK

sun-java6-jre – Contains the metapackage for the JRE

sun-java6-plugin – Contains the plug-in for Mozilla-based browsers

sun-java6-source – Contains source files for the JDK

Use the following command from a terminal

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

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