Simple instructions for getting Java to work on 5.10?

Matthias Klose doko at
Fri Jan 13 16:34:30 UTC 2006

Xn Nooby schrieb:
> I'm new to Ubuntu, so I really need instructions to be fool-proof.  The 
> instructions I have found on the web do not work on a default install.  
> Ideally the JRE or JDK would work with Firefox.  I need to be able to 
> access a web-based java/jre financial application.
> Are there any instructions on how to do this, which assumes you have a 
> default installation?
> I could not get either of these instructions to work:
> Both say "java-package" is unknown.

the easiest way is to add the universe section to your list of sources 
and then install j2re1.4 (if you want to install the development kit, 
install j2sdk1.4).


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