I’ve been having trouble with a couple Java programs in Ubuntu, so I’m attempting to switch the Java Runtime Environment from the OpenJDK, which is default in Ubuntu, to the official Sun runtime. I found instructions, which I’ve followed with the following changes:

  • The partner repository was added through the GUI Software Sources utility (System menu -> Administration -> Software Sources, or from the Ubuntu Software Center, Edit -> Software Sources)

  • The sun-java6-jre and sun-java6-fonts packages were installed by searching in the “Canonical Partners” section of the Ubuntu Software Store. The sun-java6-plugin package was not found and not installed.

Here’s hoping things improve, and that there are no problems because of not installing the plugin package.

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