28 December 2012

Painless Java Config and Install for Linux

If you need to install Java on a Debian based Linux distribution, do yourself a favor and use a little shell script named oab-java6.

The oab-java script completely automates the setup of the necessary items for the installation of Java, it's damn simple to use and it completes the set up in just a couple of minutes (depending on the speed of your internet connection). The best part is that nothing gets installed until you actually install it via apt-get.

If you want to know more, then read the doc for oab-java6. It's a very quick read.

1 comment:

  1. Please do yourself and your readers the favor and have a look at java-package:
    - wiki.debian.org/JavaPackage
    - Debian info on Java-Package

    Java-Package is the recommended way to install the Oracle Java on Debian, if you really can't use OpenJDK.