Install Sun J2SDK 1.5 Java in Debian Linux
Good News !!! As of 17-May-2006
Java can be distributed with Debian. Currently it's only in the unstable
branch as part of non-free, so ensure that you have
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
and install as any other Debian package. You will not need to follow the procedure below unless you want to install a different version.
If you previously followed the procedure below, make sure that you use update-alternatives to switch to the new java installation before removing your self-built package.
- make sure you have the 'java-package' package installed or install via aptitude, apt-get or similar
- Download Sun J2SDK from Sun (e.g. jdk-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin) from http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp
fakeroot make-jpkg jdk-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin
as root, run
dpkg -i sun-j2sdk1.5_1.5.0+update06_i386.deb
Configure default java packages as desired with
update-alternatives --config java update-alternatives --config javac
You may now want to delete old or obsolete java packages (via aptitude)