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How to install java jre

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Joined: 2006-11-20

in downloaded the jre file and i am trying to install it. I have used this http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy#Java_.26_Non-Media_Browser_Plug-ins

I shell this:
sudo apt-get install java-package

im getting this error
E: Couldn't find package sun-java6-jre

what am i missing?

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multiverse

you need to add the "multiverse" repository if you want to install any proprietary software (like the Java Runtime. Flash Plugin, RealPlayer, etc.)

Also don't forget to run "apt-get update".

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Joined: 2006-11-20
got it and done

thanks

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Why?

Why not just use GCJ? It probably comes with Ubuntu by now.

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Java is soon going to be

Java is soon going to be free, if it isn't already. It is possible some distros will even ship it by default.

However you will probably have the free java available from Sun before any distributor so you can download Java binary from java.sun.com and install it by insturctions that they provide there.

Edit: GCJ is also a good option if it would support what you need.

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Joined: 2006-11-20
it does

i will give it a try.

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