How to install latest JRE java version in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick meerkat via PPA

In order to run Java programs, you must have a Java run time environment (JRE) installed. To run Java web applets in your browser, you additionally need a plugin for your browser, which is not installed by default. In this post i will show you 2 ways to install Java, The first how to install Java6 from partner repository and the second how to have the latest stable version of java from PPA repository.

1- If you want to install Java run time in ubuntu 10.10 Maverick meerkat , you need to activate first the partner repository, to do that, go to System–>Administration–>Synaptic package manager then go to settings–> repositories and activate canonical Partners


Then open terminal and type the folowing command:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin


2- If you want to install the latest java version in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sun-java-community-team/sun-java6
sudo apt-get update
apt-cache search java

If you have various versions of Java installed and you want to change the default one, open terminal and type the command :

sudo update-alternatives --config java


Type selection number of java you want to have by default and press enter.

Is done !.