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i'm new to linux and i was trying to install the java JDK with EE on ubuntu. I downloaded the .bin file (java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin) from the sun site & followed the install instructions below (as root user instructions are from the sun website):

  1. Download and check the download file size to ensure that you have downloaded the full, uncorrupted software bundle.

    1. Make sure that execute permissions are set on the self-extracting binary.

    Run these command: chmod +x java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin

    1. Change directory to the location where you would like the files to be installed.

    The next step installs the JDK into the current directory.

    1. Run the self-extracting binary.

    Execute the downloaded file, prepended by the path to it. For example, if the file is in the current directory, prepend it with "./" (necessary if "." is not in the PATH environment variable):

    ./java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin

I always get an 'No such file or directory'-error, i'm certain the path is correct & i'm not sure what else could be wrong...

I'm running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 in Vmware workstation 8.5

Thanks

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Try typing java then pressing tab, it will type the rest for you to ensure there is no mistake. Although to install Java, you're doing it the hard way. You can use:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6XX-bin sun-java6XX-jre sun-java6XX-plugin

where XX is the current version number in the repositories, likely current. Although I'd recommend the following command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I'd suggest running this on any new Ubuntu machine that you intend to use as a desktop, it installs a bunch of stuff for:

Audio

  • Ripping CDs
  • Converting your audio files and video to open formats
  • Using the iTunes Music Store
  • MP3
  • Playing or ripping CDs to AAC (.m4a) files

DVD

  • Playing DVDs
  • Ripping DVDs
  • Playing Blu Ray and HD DVD

Web

  • Playing Flash
  • Adobe Shockwave No native version.

Video

  • Streaming Video
  • HelixPlayer
  • Realplayer
  • Smil
  • Apple Quicktime and RealVideo

Other

  • Java
  • Installing popular fonts

the actual packages installed:

cabextract 
flashplugin-nonfree 
gsfonts-x11 
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse 
jackd 
java-common 
liba52-0.7.4 
libavcodec1d 
libavutil1d 
libcdaudio1 
libdvdread3 
libfaac0 
libfaad2-0 
libfreebob0 
libgsm1 
libid3tag0 
libjack0 
liblame0 
libltdl3 
libmad0 
libmjpegtools0c2a 
libmms0 
libmp4v2-0 
libmpcdec3 
libmpeg2-4 
libqt3-mt 
libquicktime1 
libsidplay1 
libsoundtouch1c2 
libx264-54 
libxvidcore4 
msttcorefonts 
odbcinst1debian1 
qjackctl 
sun-java6-bin 
sun-java6-jre 
sun-java6-plugin 
unixodbc 
unrar

Although keep in mind the legal issues regarding patents.

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+1 ubuntu-restricted-extras is very useful, but be aware of the legal issues in the US if you have any respect for software patents (which I personally think are total rubbish and don't pay any attention to). –  Zifre Nov 4 '09 at 1:27
    
Yes that is important imformation. I added a link to the Ubuntu page on restricted formats which explains their take on free software, with accompanied links which explain the issues. –  John T Nov 4 '09 at 1:35

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