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Oracle/Sun Java


Since DebianWheezy and later releases, Sun Java is no longer available in the repositories. However, java-package can be used to generate Debian packages from the upstream distributables of the JDK as provided by Oracle.

To create packages for DebianWheezy and later, do the following.

Note that some software requires the JDK to be installed in a specific location. For example, to build Android Gingerbread or later, JDK 6 must be used, and the Android build system expects JDK 6 to be installed in /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun. With the generated package, JDK 6 is installed in /usr/lib/jvm/j2sdk1.6-oracle. Simply create a symlink from /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun -> /usr/lib/jvm/j2sdk1.6-oracle. Creating the symlink automatically has been requested at 701782.

More information is available on the JavaPackage page.

Configure the default Java version

Sun recommends you update the alternatives system to have Sun's tools as the default:

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