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Old 09-15-10, 06:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: Java 64-bit install (SOLVED)

I assume you're using Ubuntu, or some other Debian-based distribution. Unfortunately I can only talk about Debian, but things could be "close enough".

Installing software outside package management can be considered harmful. First of all there's no centralised method of keeping those components up to date, and second, there is no guarantee that they won't conflict with applications/libraries/whatever installed through package management. In short, don't do it. Don't do it unless you know what you're doing.

On Debian "make-jpkg" can be used to build number of Java distribution packages into Debian packages. Java plugin might also be available in the repository; just check your favourite package manager front-end.
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