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How to install Sun Java runtime (JRE)

1. Add non-free packages to apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)

Add “non-free” behind “main” for all lines in the file. For example, change:

deb squeeze main
deb-src squeeze main


deb squeeze main non-free
deb-src squeeze main non-free

2. Update apt

apt-get update

3. Install Sun Java runtime environment (JRE)

apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre

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