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I'm on Ubuntu Maverick.

There are too many packages when I run apt-cache search java.

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I did this to install mine: http://happy-coding.com/install-sun-java6-jdk-on-ubuntu-10-04-lucid/

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This should be on askubuntu.com, but to save you some time:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

I think that's right. It'll install the extra packages you need, iirc.

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I always download the bin from the sun/oracle site and run it. I then use update-alternatives a few times and that is all it takes.

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