Saturday, May 08, 2010

Where is Sun Java?

Trust yourself should be 1st law in open source world.

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and noticed Sun Java in not in default repository any more. I checked Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Release Notes and found

Sun Java moved to the Partner repository

For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the sun-java6 packages have been dropped from the Multiverse section of the Ubuntu archive. It is recommended that you use openjdk-6 instead.
If you can not switch from the proprietary Sun JDK/JRE to OpenJDK, you can install sun-java6 packages from the Canonical Partner Repository. You can configure your system to use this repository via command-line:
add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"
Easy, but it's wrong. Here is how to enable partner's repository.
You can see the leftover of the wrong command. What a(nother) shame.

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