Install Openjdk7 in Ubuntu 11.10

The “sun-java6” package is no longer available in the official Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot repositories.   Lets  show  you  some  ways  How  to install  java  in your  Ubuntu 11.10



– Install OpenJDK 7.0:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

– you can still use Java 6 from the 



sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java

sudo apt-get update

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


Install  Java 7 Browser plugin

All  browsers  are looking   for  java  plgins  under    this  directory   ~/.mozilla/plugins .

a simbolic link for the newly installed Java into the Mozilla plugins directory:

– 32bit:

mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins

ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/jre/lib/i386/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/


– 64bit:

mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins

ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/jre/lib/amd64/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/