Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Java Installer

Java Installer will install Java fully on your computer.
It will let you choose between OpenJDK and Sun Java.
OpenJDK is recommended.
It will then install Java through Apt, then it will add some of its own tricks into it.
This script will work usually better than only installing it with Apt.

To install, simply download the latest version of Java Installer.
As of the time of writing, the latest version is 1.1.1 (download into your home directory)
Then open up a Terminal window and type in it:

  1. cd ~
  2. chmod +x javainstall.sh
  3. ./javainstall.sh
It is recommended to install OpenJDK instead of Sun.
If you already have Java installed, then select the version you have installed.
If you have both installed, then run it twice, selecting a different version each time.

If you have any comments/suggestions/problems, send in a reply.