Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Dec 2011 17:05 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Java Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the "Operating System Distributor License for Java," means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only. Users who have the "sun-java-6" package installed on their system will see it removed via a future software update -- the exact date of which is "TBD."
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RE[2]: slow down everyone
by chemical_scum on Tue 20th Dec 2011 03:08 UTC in reply to "RE: slow down everyone"
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But OpenJDK isn't 100% compatible. For fully compatibility you are still going to have to install it yourself via .deb on Ubuntu.

There are no Oracle .debs only rpm's and an executable .bin binary installer you need for debian based and other non rpm distro's.

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