[clug-talk] Java

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Thu Dec 27 12:17:02 PST 2007

On several Ubuntu boxes I have java6, installed the following way:
apt-get install sun-java6-jre

Check the symlink in /etc/alternatives for java, it may be pointing to a
different jre.  If this is the case, the command update-alternatives is
your friend.  Investigate the man page for specifics.


Andrew Anderson wrote:
> I haven't started digging too deep yet but I have tried a number of
> suggestions found on forums etc.:
> Is it normal to not be able to get Java working on both Ubuntu and
> Fedora.  I have tried a number of methods and had no luck.
> Is my trouble unusual and is there a definitive method to making this
> work?
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