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I already have Java 1.6, but I need to test something with 1.5.

I have downloaded the .bin file from using the Sun Download Manager.

Now I want to create a deb file from this bin file:

$ fakeroot make-jpkg java_ee_sdk-5_01-linux.bin
Creating temporary directory: /tmp/make-jpkg.Zpm1Y7LbZ0
Loading plugins:

Detected Debian build architecture: i386
Detected Debian GNU type: i486-linux-gnu

No matching plugin was found.
Removing temporary directory: done

How can I fix the "No matching plugin was found." error?


I downloaded jdk-1_5_0_22-linux-amd64.bin from the archive page and ran Linux installer.

It works fine.

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What are you wanting to test? – Hugh Allen Apr 22 '10 at 12:29
I'm experiencing this error:…. I wanted to try it out on an older Java version. – StackedCrooked Apr 22 '10 at 12:41
Why don't you use the java5 packages available for Ubuntu? – goedson Apr 22 '10 at 15:32
This issue with adding Java 5 to more recent versions of Ubuntu is a problem for those of us who want to contribute to the Android source code ( Android source can't use Java 6 "because of incompatibilities with @Override" – shambleh Dec 22 '10 at 14:02

If you are using Ubuntu version 9.04 or earlier, you can install the sun-java5-jdk package.

apt-get install sun-java5-jdk

If you are using version 9.10 or later you may be out of luck as the package is no longer supported. You could install Ubuntu 9.04 in a virtual machine or try a workaround in one of the solutions here.

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Simply executing the .bin file and updating your JAVA_HOME and PATH variables might work, depending on how your application accesses Java. You might also need to update the java, javac, etc. symlinks in /usr/bin/ if your application uses them directly.

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@Downvoter: Care to comment? – Hippo Sep 25 '11 at 14:04

I suggest to add hardy-update repository and install package sun-java5-jre. Here are instructions.

Don't do any upgrades. Disable that repository after you install sun-java5-jre.

Note, that this package is in both hardy and hardy-updates repositories, but you want the one from hardy-updates (it has important fixes).

Also note, that hardy (server) release is the only still supported release which has java5 package.

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