How to Install Java With Synaptic

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Linux is a popular, free and open-source operating system. One of the most convenient aspects of Linux is Synaptics package manager. This tool comes with Ubuntu Linux and makes installing and removing applications very easy. The package manager searches the internet for the latest edition of software and displays them in convenient categories. Synaptics takes care of all the dependencies a program might require to work properly. For example, installing Java with Synaptic may require additional libraries, but this is all accomplished in one easy step.

Things You'll Need

  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Click on "System" from the Gnome menu bar. A sub-menu will pop up.

  • Select "Administration" from the sub-menu. Another sub-menu will open.

  • Select "Synaptic Package Manager" from the sub-menu.

  • Enter your user password and hit enter. Synaptics Package Manager will open in a new window.

  • Type in "openjdk-6-jdk" in the Quick Search box at the top of the window. A list of search results will appear in the main window of Synaptics Package Manager.

  • Click the box on the left-hand side of "openjdk-6-jdk" in the main window. A sub-menu will pop up.

  • Select "Mark for installation" in the sub-menu.

  • Press the "Apply" button in the main toolbar of Synaptics Package Manager. A confirmation window will pop up.

  • Click "Accept" or hit enter to confirm installation of Java and its dependencies. The files will then begin downloading. When downloading has finished, they will be automatically installed.

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