Simon Phipps: Yes, you can now “apt-get sun-java5-jdk” and have it install without fuss on Debian and Ubuntu.
For some definition of the word now, perhaps.
rubys@rubypad:~$ sudo apt-get -t dapper install sun-java5-jdk Password: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: Couldn't find package sun-java5-jdk rubys@rubypad:~$
Presumably this will eventually show up in the multiverse ghetto of Edgy Eft?
Update: After adding Dapper multiverse to
etc/apt/sources.list, doing an
apt-get update, and correcting the typo in the command above, I now get:
rubys@rubypad:~$ sudo apt-get -t dapper install sun-java5-jdk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done The following extra packages will be installed: sun-java5-bin sun-java5-demo sun-java5-jre unixodbc Suggested packages: sun-java5-doc sun-java5-source sun-java5-plugin ia32-sun-java5-plugin sun-java5-fonts libmyodbc odbc-postgresql libct1 Recommended packages: gsfonts-x11 The following NEW packages will be installed: sun-java5-bin sun-java5-demo sun-java5-jdk sun-java5-jre unixodbc 0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 44.6MB of archives. After unpacking 116MB of additional disk space will be used.