Enabling partner repository in Lucid (10.04)

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After upgrading to Lucid (10.04) LTS, I had problems with my homebanking.

After some digging, I found out that the original sun-java package no longer was available from the normal repositories, but was moved to a partner repository.

I then thought: "Partner repository???"

I kept on diggin and found that a quick jump to the commandline did the trick, simlpy type:

  • add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner”

It can, of course, also be done in the graphical package manager :-)

In synaptic, go to "Settings - Repositories"

Click "new" at the bottom left.

Fiil in like this:
Add partner repository in Synaptic

After this the "sun-java" packages are available again, I installed:

  • sun-java6-jre
  • sun-java6-fonts
  • sun-java6-bin
  • sun-java6-plugin

I also removed all installed packages from the "openjdk" family and the "icedtea" family.

Restart firefox, and all was well.

My system:

  • Kubuntu lucid (10.04) 64 bit
  • Firefox 3.6.3 from the official repository

Hope this can help somebody :-)

Best regards