Ubuntu 7.10 – Sun Java 1.6.0_05 Manual Installation

Disturbed by the lack of security updates to sun java in the Ubuntu repos. I went looking for a tutorial on how to manual install it. I found jmtdstoc a fine blog for any ubuntu user to read.

Alas, the blog has no commenting so I can’t share my experience with the blogger. (maybe I’ll try email)

My experience:
I needed to add a sim link to my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory (the ~ stands for my home directory) in order to get firefox 3.0-b4 to except the update.

sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.6/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

other than that everything went smooth as ice. Thanks jmtdstoc

read tutorial

About Brett

I live in Jacksonville, Florida USA where I ride my bike and run a small PC and network repair biz. I consider my self extremely lucky to earn a living doing what I love. I have been earning my living in this way for several years. Alas, my personality doesn’t allow me to rest on the successes of my past. Entrepreneurs are cursed that way. I started SpyandSeek while still in college but never finished it. (slight ADD another curse.) After a two years in the PC trade I decided it was time to finish what I started and so SpyandSeek was born. SpyandSeek has analyzed thousands of HijackThis logs from around the world since it’s launch in late 2005. It still amazes me how a tiny site like mine can touch so many far off places.

One thought on “Ubuntu 7.10 – Sun Java 1.6.0_05 Manual Installation

  1. Hello Brett,

    Glad to have been useful. That is the main reason I keep the blog. And
    the feedback is always welcome.

    I’m no Linux guru myself… I’ve found that tutorial elsewhere (as
    explained in the blog) but translating it to English seemed like a good

    Thanks for the reference to my blog on yours :).

    Have a nice Sunday.

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