Friday, May 18, 2012

Java in Ubuntu 12.04

OpenJDK is default in Ubuntu now, which works fine for most things.

Unfortunately, I do a ton of remote desktop work via a Sonicwall SSL VPN 2000 device.  This portal has a really cool page that allows you to run remote desktop over links right from its webpage, but it crashes firefox when closing a remote session with OpenJDK on ubuntu.

So I have no choice but to run Oracle's Java.

To do so, open a terminal  then enter:

     sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

     sudo apt-get update

     sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

you should then be running full on Oracle Java, and firefox won't crash any more with SSL VPN remote desktop links.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot,
when I did the purge I got notice some new packages would be installed, namely, gcj-4.5-base and others, do you know why that happened?