Unable to install Java JDK 6 on Ubuntu 13.10 x64?

March 16, 2014 9k views
I followed the instructions as per this webpage https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-java-on-ubuntu-with-apt-get The following is the output Setting up libxfont1:amd64 (1:1.4.6-1ubuntu0.1) ... Setting up java-common (0.48ubuntu2) ... Setting up oracle-java6-installer (6u45-0~webupd8~3) ... Downloading Oracle Java 6... --2014-03-16 04:21:49-- http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/6u45-b06/jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin Resolving download.oracle.com (download.oracle.com)..., Connecting to download.oracle.com (download.oracle.com)||:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily Location: https://edelivery.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/6u45-b06/jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin [following] --2014-03-16 04:21:49-- https://edelivery.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/6u45-b06/jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin Resolving edelivery.oracle.com (edelivery.oracle.com)... Connecting to edelivery.oracle.com (edelivery.oracle.com)||:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily Location: http://download.oracle.com/errors/download-fail-1505220.html [following] --2014-03-16 04:21:49-- http://download.oracle.com/errors/download-fail-1505220.html Connecting to download.oracle.com (download.oracle.com)||:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 5307 (5.2K) [text/html] Saving to: âjdk-6u45-linux-x64.binâ 0K 100% 454M=0s 2014-03-16 04:21:49 (454 MB/s) - âjdk-6u45-linux-x64.binâ saved [5307/5307] Download done. Removing outdated cached downloads... sha256sum mismatch jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin Oracle JDK 6 is NOT installed. dpkg: error processing oracle-java6-installer (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Setting up gsfonts (1:8.11+urwcyr1.0.7~pre44-4.2ubuntu1) ... Setting up x11-common (1:7.7+1ubuntu6) ... * Setting up X socket directories... [ OK ] Processing triggers for ureadahead ... Setting up xfonts-encodings (1:1.0.4-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up xfonts-utils (1:7.7~1ubuntu1) ... Setting up gsfonts-x11 (0.22) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin ... Errors were encountered while processing: oracle-java6-installer E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Any ideas, i also the same issue even if install Jaav JDK 7?
4 Answers
Steps to install Java,

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

This solution had worked for me you can maybe try it out.
Why not use openjdk 7?

Just do apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-jre
Or you can use the one Darius mentioned. Which is a newer version.
I prefer to use Oracle JDK,

I had to manually install it it

First was to download jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin from Oracle

Then execute the following commands

chmod +x jdk-6u45-linux-*
mkdir /usr/lib/jvm/
cp jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin /usr/lib/jvm/
cd /usr/lib/jvm/
update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_45/bin/java" 1
update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javac" "javac" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_45/bin/javac" 1
update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javaws" "javaws" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_45/bin/javaws" 1
update-alternatives --config java
update-alternatives --config javac
update-alternatives --config javaws
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