Ubuntu Java package

I know there’s a UbuntuWiki page for building a java package. However it’s difficult to read and it’s outdated.

The process is:

  1. Download the binary installer from (Sun)[http://java.sun.com/].
  2. Make sure fakeroot, java-package and java-common is installed.
  3. Execute

    fakeroot make-jpkg –full-name “My Name” –email “My@e.mail”

It will work for both the JDK and the JRE.



  1. Damien,

    Nowadays Java is in Debian and I assume in Ubuntu as well. That should suit everyone, beginner and expert.

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