Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Default "Java" Implementation On Ubuntu 10.4 Breaks Sonicwall SSL Links

The default Java implementation on Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx is now openJDK. Which may or may not be a good thing, since Sun's official Java is now sort of banished.

This is a problem for me, as a user/admin of a Sonicwall SSL VPN 2000. The SSL VPN devices have a great portal, which allow you to create all sorts of Java enabled links to do things like remote desktop, and browse file share. However it appears that none of these work with the open sourced java components that ship with Ubuntu 10.4.

So, to resolve this, I first removed openjdk (and all associated stuff) using synaptic package manager

then do the following at a command prompt
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
then you should be all set.
Thanks BeezNest

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info, sonicwall works fine afterwards.