I upgraded to openjdk-7-jre (running Ubuntu 12.04) as per your
suggestion and also removed openjdk-6-jre since Ubuntu seemed not
happy with both installed. (I hope removal of openjdk-6-jre doesn't
break dependencies in Ubuntu. However md still had the same problem
of freezing when storing split transactions.
I was hoping NOT to have to install Sun/Oracle version of Java 6
since as I mentioned previous versions of md and Ubuntu worked well
with openjdk-6-jre. Can Sun/Oracle version of Java 6 work well side
by side with openjdk? How is the default Java set?
It seems a mistake to be working with Sun/Oracle version of Java
according to Ubuntu Community documentation:
Important note: Oracle (Sun) Java 6 reaches its End of Life in
November, 2012. It is not advisable to install Oracle (Sun) Java 6
unless you have some specific need to do so. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java
Perhaps it's best to ask for a refund on my upgrade to md ver
2011 and see if I have the old version - not sure I do have it
For update-java, did you install update-java per the
Did you run update-java per the instructions?
I just installed and ran update-java no more than one minute ago
You need to follow these direction to the letter. It's best to
copy and paste into Terminal. Yes, you can paste directly into
Terminal, I just did it. Copy and paste each line individually. It
"The following commands will install a nifty little Java chooser
application: Note: This is optional on Ubuntu 12.04 since there is
no Java installed by default.
Once update-java is installed, run the following in
A popup window will appear giving you Java releases to choose from.
See attached screenshot. In my case I only have one release of Java
One quick and easy way for pasting into a terminal (or copying
and pasting in any linux application) is to highlight the text you
want to copy with your mouse cursor, then go to where you want to
paste that text (the terminal, in this case) and middle click (if
you have a 3 button mouse--simultaneously right and left click if
you have a two button mouse with 3 button emulation enabled), which
will paste the highlighted contents.
This is more convenient specifically with a terminal because
ctrl + c and ctrl + v aren't copy and paste in a terminal.
Thanks again. Yes, I'm afraid I ran one of those commands out of
order and that's why update-java didn't come up. Sorry for
misleading you on that. Upon checking I found I had only
ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main
but today as you instructed I ran:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install update-java
so I also now have
and sudo update-java does produce the popup window to choose
Java releases with choices:
(and ~ -common) java-7.0-openjdk-amd64
I did NOT go thru choosing to update java-7-oracle since
coincidentally, Ubuntu updated Oracle Java yesterday, so now
Synaptic says I have:
and sudo java -version says I have:
java version "1.7.0_05"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_05-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.1-b03, mixed mode)
And fyi, openjdk-6-jre is still installed; I guess not doing any
QUESTION: Do I actually need to run that update-java program
anymore since Ubuntu will now routinely update Java since the
repositories are in place?
In any case, md seems to run okay.
Thanks very much for your help. I have intermediate knowledge of
Linux (do understand pasting w/ middle mouse button), but I GREATLY
appreciate your support with EXPLICIT directions and also your
support for Ubuntu. I trust both md and Linux OSs will continue to