barnaby at drofle.co.uk
Tue Oct 25 08:00:39 UTC 2011
Girard Henri wrote:
> Le 24/10/2011 22:43, James Cain a écrit :
>> I can remember having to set up a similar link way back for Kubuntu
>> Hardy, but in Mint it just happened automatically for me when I
>> installed it (Mint 10 KDE).
>> Mint 10 is based on an earlier version of Ubuntu. That's why java is
>> installing there correctly for you and not in 11.10 because, as
>> already noted, Sun Java was dropped from the repositories.
>> - James
> Exceptionnally in oneiric I use natty repos for sun-java being in
> canonical (because I noticed few months ago only sun-java worked for
> some apps) after installing i choose alternative to select sun-java.
Well, I updated the repositories and then installed the icetea
package. Now I have Java showing as a plug-in and it works with one of
the programs I run which requires it, (speedchecker). So I now have a
version of java running, but not the Sun version.
By the way, how on earth was a newbie supposed to know that he needed
to install icetea?
Thanks for the help
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