[ubuntu-za] Sun Java on Ubuntu

William Gebers wgebers at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 08:14:24 BST 2009


Hi Hilton.

2009/7/7 Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson at gmail.com>:
> 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
>
The issue is that he has downloaded the java .bin and would prefer not
to download it again as it would use up more of his internet cap.


> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks
>
> William
>
>
>
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