Java and Linux
I need to use Java, and I need to use a recent version, so I downloaded mine from java.sun.com. The means that we do not have a Debian package, and some extra work is required.
If you run the script that you have downloaded, then it will create
a directory, such as
j2sdk1.4.0_02. This should be
/etc/profile should be altered so that
/usr/local/j2sdk1.4.0_02/bin is on the path. I'm not sure
that it is strictly necessary, but I also set the
/usr/local/j2sdk1.4.0_02) and the
CLASSPATH variable (to just a single dot).