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sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu (and all other linux distros)

For the story, due to license reasons, the version of Java packaged in Linux distributions is not the same as the one released on the official website. Each time a new version of Java is was released, Sun/Oracle people are were publishing a other distro specific release available on a dedicated website. Read more here

One Response to “sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu (and all other linux distros)” »

  1. Comment by Jimmy — September 2, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    While I am all for the OpenJDK, IcedTea etc projects, in some places it just does not work.
    F.Ex My netbank insists on the Only Original and True Sun Java. When this removal happens,
    I must figure some way to satisfy my netbank. Most likely I will need the proprietary Sun java packages.

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