Sun Java packages have been dropped from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS from the Multiverse section of Ubuntu archive. Ubuntu team is encouraging users to use OpenJDK instead of Sun JDK/JRE but still if you want to install Sun JDK on your Ubuntu then here is the solution for the same.

OpenJDK Appearing – No Sun Java in Synaptic

Open JDK

As per the release note of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu users can have Sun Java by executing the following piece of code on the command line.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
sudo update-alternatives --config java

This will install sun-java6 packages from Canonical Partner Repository. Enjoy Sun Java on Ubunu 10.04 Lucid.

The information is provided in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid release note. You can read the details about Sun Java installation in Ubuntu and other details as well.

By Sanjeev Mishra

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

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