42.1 Install Sun Java
% XXXX See also http://www.crazysquirrel.com/computing/debian/java.jspx
Obtain, for example,
is the J2SE kit) from http://java.sun.com. It is a 46MB file so
over a modem that could be 3 hours or so!
Once available turn it into a Debian package:
$ fakeroot make-jpkg jdk-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin
You will be asked for a Maintainer name for the package (you can give your name) and an email address (again, use your own). These are just pieces of information for the packaging, and have no consequence. The debian package that is generated can then be installed:
$ wajig install sun-j2sdk1.5_1.5.0+update06_i386.deb
The manual approach for this (with an older Java version) is to save
the file into
# sh j2sdk-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin
To accept the license type yes and the installation will begin. This
will create a new directory in
/usr/local/ with the name
j2sdk1.4.2_03. Now create the necessary links:
# ln -s /usr/local/j2sdk1.4.2_03/bin/* /usr/local/bin
To confirm it is installed:
$ java -version
This will also provide the necessary libraries for the Java plugin for Mozilla (and hence Firefox and Epiphany).
If there’s a problem it might be protections:
# chmod -R go+rX j2sdk1.4.2_03
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