Kubuntu + Java

I finally figured out how to get Java installed with Kubuntu. Some nice people at ubuntu bakcports packaged both j2re 1.5 and j2sdk 1.5. Kub is based on Horaey so you simply need to add horaey related entries to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ubuntu-backports.mirrormax.net/ hoary-backports main universe multiverse restricted
deb http://ubuntu-backports.mirrormax.net/ hoary-extras main universe multiverse restricted

Then just install them using apt:

apt-get install sun-j2re.15
apt-get install sun-j2sdk1.5

Please note that the whole operation takes a while. The packages are 38MB and 65MB each :P

So there. Java on kubuntu without problems.

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4 Responses to Kubuntu + Java

  1. Dreamer UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Your sources have died

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Eh… They keep messing with the backports. I hate when they do that.

    Anyways, this might help. It’s not as easy as apt-get but it seems straightforward.

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  3. that page is not found AUSTRALIA Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    that page is not found

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  4. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Yeah… I don’t even remember what it was supposed to be.

    Anyway, on (K)ubuntu 7.10 just do:

    aptitude install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-sdk

    That should do the trick. :)

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