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Reinstall Sun java in Ubuntu

Read all about it here

or use these commands

  • put the line
    deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all
    in the file /etc/apt/sources.list, either using Software Sources from your System Menu or by editing the file in an editor (as root)
    or:
    put this line in a file named (e.g.) duinsoft.list in the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d
  • import the gpg key with the command (all on one line)
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 5CB26B26
  • (the last gave an error on my system)
  • enter the commands (two lines)
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install update-sun-jre
    or use Synaptic to install the package
  • installation of the Runtime Environment will follow automatically

A second solution is from these sources from Martin Wimpress:
You can update your system withhis  unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA 
by adding ppa:flexiondotorg/java to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)         

It offers among others:

The PPA currently publishes Sun Java 6 1.6.0.30 for:

  - Lucid i386/amd64
  - Maverick i386/amd64
  - Natty i386/amd64
  - Oneiric i386/amd64
  - Precise i386. However, amd64 is failing to build on Precise. Martin will try and fix this in due course.

To Sun Java 6 , previously instaled via packages, do the following.

 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/java
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

To install Sun Java 6 JRE do the following:

 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/java
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

To install Sun Java 6 browser plugin do the following:

 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/java
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin

To install Sun Java 6 JDK do the following:

 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/java
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk



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