How to upgrade from java6 to java7 on 10.04?
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Fri Aug 17 17:17:31 UTC 2012
On 08/17/2012 10:22 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> On 08/17/2012 09:51 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> On 08/16/2012 10:21 PM, NoOp wrote:
>>> On 08/16/2012 10:34 AM, 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
>>>> Thanks, Jim
>>> I use:
>>> Script (JRE only)
>>> Only supports Oracle (Sun) Java 7 JRE (which covers the needs of 99 % of
>>> all computer users). It pulls the packages from Oracle's website and
>>> installs them, comparable to the way Adobe Flash Player is being
>>> installed. Plus it adds a dedicated repository, from which you'll
>>> receive updates automatically.
>> This looks to be exactly what I need. I was wondering about the sun
>> java 6 I had installed but the website says the script will remove it.
>>> Java 7 works fine with Firefox, but as a heads-up it does not with
>>> [[linux] Sun Java jre1.7.0_04/_05 does not work in SeaMonkey]
>> I have always liked Seamonkey but finally had to stop using it because
>> some sites I use on a regular basis just would not work fully when I was
>> using it.
>>> You might consider just giving in and installing openjdk & icetea
>> I use jEdit so that's not a good option for me. There have been
>> problems reported using them with jEdit and the devs only support it on
>> the Sun version. (which I fully understand)
>> Thanks, Jim
> OK I started the process using the Repository option.
> I added deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all using Software Sources
> from the system menu, then tried to import the gpg key:
> ~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 5CB26B26
> Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring
> --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name
> /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring
> /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 5CB26B26
> gpg: requesting key 5CB26B26 from hkp server keys.gnupg.net
> gpg: keyserver timed out
> gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error
> I've tried it a couple of times with the same result. Does this look
> like a temporary problem that will clear up or something else?
> Thanks, Jim
I just tried it again some 2 hours later and it worked, so it was temporary
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