Installing jdk?

Glenn Holmer shadowm at
Fri Oct 22 10:06:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 20:59 -0400, A. Jorge Garcia wrote:
> Is Synaptic the option on the desktop under accessories: Software 
> Installation Center?

System / Administration / Synaptic Package Manager

> In the past, on older Debian distros, I downloaded an executable *.bin 
> file directly from, extracted it in a system folder like 
> /usr/bin and change the /etc/profile so it would be available to all 
> users.  Can I do that in Ubuntu?  I couldn't find the profile....

You can put a profile script in /etc/profile.d (has to end with .sh)
that does something like this:

export PATH=/where/you/put/java/bin:$PATH

See also this link:

Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
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