Java runtime environment

  • david-0
Posted: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 11:17
Hey all! anyone have tips on installing tha Java runtime environment? What repo should i use? It's the only thing left that doesn't work for me. I have yet to see it under Debian... I don't remember Sun making the 'JRTE' easy to install. Ideas? dav=-0

It depends

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 03/08/2008 - 17:06
When they say "self extracting file" they mean a binary package that installs the application on your computer. It is something like a setup.exe in Windows. However, for a non-debian binary package, like that from java.com, you have to worry about the directories you place the app and the permissions you need, because not all GNU/Linux systems are organised in the same way. You need the Command Line Interface for moving files, changing permissions and things like that. You normally type $sh whatever or $./whatever to install it, but should always check the instructions. In Linux you can even get the "source" (the human-made programs), compile (translate to computer binary language) and install, but that's another thing. Thankfully, some distributions have their own kind of binary installable packages so that all the system is coherent and software is easy to install and configure. For example, Debian has the .deb pakages you can easily install with dpkg -i. Synaptic makes it even easier. It downloads and installs them with a click. As Linux gets more user-friendly the CLI becomes less needed but it is very useful to know the basic commands. I suggest you take a look at http://www.tuxfiles.org. Cheers Pablo

Thanks again Pablo,

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 03/09/2008 - 11:18
One your response giving more then hours with google. I very appreciate it. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Works..

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sat, 03/08/2008 - 13:05
Hello Pablo, I used debian "sid" repository and java6 works much better in my case. Not totally, but good enough for me. So decide to not install from "self extracting file" ... maybe not necessary risk. Just curious ... exists some "HOW-TO install from self extracting file" or is it all time different process ??? Thanks a lot for your help. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Debian repositories

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 03/08/2008 - 10:59
Nowadays 64studio is based on Debian etch (the stable branch of Debian). However Sid (unstable) has got the sun-java6 packages. So, my piece of advice is: download it from Sid. In order to do that, you have to add it to your repository list. Go to Settings-->Repositories and add a new one, URI: (Like that of Debian Etch). Distribution: sid. Sections: non-free Then Reload, and search for sun-java. You can uninstall sun-java5-jre (and *-bin) and install the sun-java6 packages you need. Don't forget to disable the sid repository after you have downloaded this package. If you still want to download from java.com, go for "Linux (self extracting file)" and follow the instructions. If you get stuck in certain step, ask for help here and I'll try to help you Cheers Pablo

Thanks Pablo, I downloaded

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 03/07/2008 - 22:53
Thanks Pablo, I downloaded latest JRE packages from repositories by synaptic.(sun-java5) On web sites java.com are Java6 update 5. I thought that upgrade can help. Maybe you can advise how to install files from java.com??? I am running 32bit version of 64studio. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

64 or 32 bit version?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 03/07/2008 - 15:31
afaik, by the time being the java plugin won't work for iceweasel 64 bit. I suppose you are running the 64 bit version of 64studio. If this is the case, if I were you I would try the following: Install konqueror (another web browser) and get the latest java packages from debian (using synaptic, which should be easier and safer for newby and non-expert users). Try with konqueror and see if it works. If you are running the 32 bit version, you shouldn't have any problem with iceweasel, as long as you have installed the java packages (from synaptic again) Feel free to ask here.

I got Java web plugin

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Sat, 03/08/2008 - 17:27
I got Java web plugin working native in 64 bit with Blackdown Java (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackdown_Java) it seems that Blackdown is no more, but the files are still around. I have the debs in case someone wants them.

sun-java5-jre

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Thu, 03/06/2008 - 16:29
Hello, Are there any possibilities to get lattest Java on the 64studio, some web sites require this. It is frustrating to switch to Windows just because that. I found this http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp#lin , but don't how to install,if it is possible. Maybe stupid question, but I am new in Linux. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 2.1 pre11

sun-java5-jre

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 12/05/2007 - 18:03
Hi Dav. I have it successfully installed. I really can't remember how I achieved it, but in synaptic, when I search for "jre" I see that I have the sun-java5-jre 1.5.0-10-3 and sun-java5-bin 1.5.0-10-3 packages, both from ftp.fr.debian.org/non-free. I hope this helps. Pablo