[ubuntu-za] Sun Java on Ubuntu

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 21:52:46 BST 2009

William Gebers wrote:
> Hi Guys.
> Forgive me for asking a silly question.
> I am helping a friend (over email) get Ubuntu up and running on his PC.
> He has attempted to install Java from the Java.com website.  The
> installation didn't encounter any errors, but does not function
> correctly yet.  From what I remember there is a final step required to
> tell ubuntu where to find his installation of java, such that when you
> type java -version in terminal it responds appropriately.
> Installing java from the repositories is not an option which is why we
> are going this route.
Why not ?
With K/Ubuntu 9.04 simply type the following in a terminal after 
enabling the South African software sources.
*sudo aptitude install default-jdk*

> Any suggestions?
> Thanks
> William

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