How to upgrade from java6 to java7 on 10.04?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Aug 17 09:05:27 UTC 2012

On 08/16/2012 01:34 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Firefox popped up a warning yesterday that Java6 had security problems
> and should be upgraded to Java7. I googled upgrading to Java7 and found
> various answers ranging from giving step by step manual instructions to
> recommending using ppa/webup8.
> My concern is they all seemed to focus on installing Java7 but I didn't
> see anything about upgrading.  What happens to my Java6 installation?
> Just looking for a smooth, hassle free way to get secure java running
> again.

I use that PPA and love it. Plus, they update the script every so often 
so you get the latest upgrade to version 7. It directly downloads the 
file from Oracle. So what you are installing is a script. That will do 
the dnloading from Oracle. From what I observed, Java 7 deals better 
with multi-cores, out of the box. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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