java JRE upgrade 10 does not work

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Tue Jan 23 19:53:53 UTC 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 13:43:11 -0400
Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> > So much easier just to fetch the 1.6 package from Feisty!
> which, fwiw, I just did:
> - change "edgy" to "feisty" in /etc/apt/sources.list
> - sudo aptitude update
> - sudo aptitude install sun-java6-jdk
> (or you could just install sun-java5-jdk which would replace your existing
> one with update 10)
> - change "feisty" to "edgy" in /etc/apt/sources.list
> - sudo aptitude update

Actually, all you need to do is add a "feisty" line like
 deb feisty main restricted universe multiverse

Then do the update, install, then comment that line out , update again
after the java install ( not forgetting  update-alternatives --config java ) 
 - but I guess the method you used is just as easy
with auto-replace in your editor of choice. Personally I only wanted the
runtime and plugin so I installed sun-java6-bin and sun-java6-plugin

Caveat: this is safe enough with java, but not advisable for other
packages that might do something unpleasant, like try to change your libc6
version etc. 


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