Installing Sun Java in Ubuntu Lucid

My upgrade to Lucid blew my Sun Java 6 JDK installation away, which was my default Java installation. No problem, right? Just run a sudo apt-get sun-java6 blah blah blah and we’ve got it back… Well, no. Ubuntu has moved Sun (actually, Oracle now) Java to a partner repo. So here’s what I had to do.

Open a terminal window, and enter:
sudo add-apt-repository “deb lucid partner”
then enter
sudo apt-get update
and finally:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
This will install version 20, as of this writing.


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