Skip to main content
Welcome guest. | Register | Login | Post

How to install java jre

6 replies [Last post]
Joined: 2006-11-20

in downloaded the jre file and i am trying to install it. I have used this

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?

Whistler's picture
Joined: 2006-01-03

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".

Joined: 2006-11-20
got it and done


a thing's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20

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

libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04
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 and install it by insturctions that they provide there.

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

Joined: 2006-11-20
it does

i will give it a try.

free-zombie's picture
Joined: 2006-03-08
The weakness of the free

The weakness of the free alternatives lie with applets, which are arguably what made sure Java still exists and in known among many even non-programming users.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.