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Is there a way to package a jar file (for example, a .deb) and install it on Ubuntu 11.10. Basically I want to automate the installation of Jar file when I create a Ubuntu VM (using KVM).

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You cannot install jar files, do you mean to run them ? – HackToHell Apr 1 '12 at 3:12

No, you cannot package/install a .jar file.

Java requires the Java Runtime Environment to run programs. You must have that installed on the client in order to run a .jar (Java executable) file.

Install the Java Runtime Environment on your client, copy the .jar, and run java -jar /path/to/file.jar.

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