Sidux/Useable applications/Java virtual machine

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Java is a programming language known as Java Virtual Machine lets runninig applets
(applications) on computers or web browsers.
It's indispensable element for running applications such as or Jalbum.

Installation from repositories[edit]

Installation of proprietary Java version with it's web browser plug-in:
apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
When installator finish downloading it'll display the licence, just scroll it down to the end of it and agree typing "yes".

Installation from package[edit]

1. If you don't want to install Java from repositories. then:
a. Download "self-extracting file" from:
b. Move the package to: "/usr/lib/jvm" folder.
c. Go to "/usr/lib/jvm" folder using Terminal as root:
cd /usr/lib/jvm
d. Check is the package there:
e. Install it typing "yes" on the end of the licence:
sh jre-version-linux-i586.bin
f. Create Java plug-in symbolic link to web browser plug-in folder:
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-version/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/
g. You can make symbolic link using Midnight Commander, just mark "" and then choose
File tab-> SymLink to "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" folder.


Open source Java version installation:
apt-get install openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib
and it's web browser plug-in:
apt-get install icedtea6-plugin


After installation you can check is your Java installed correctly or is the latest version:

Java home page:
And on Wikipedia: