Installing Java for Debian 6 Squeeze
vim /etc/apt/sources.list # for sun-java packages in unstable deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable non-free deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable non-free apt-get update apt-get install sun-java6-jdk vim /etc/profile JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun export JAVA_HOME
The Sun installer will present a license in a curses form. Depending on your terminal emulator, arrow keys may not work for navigation. If not, try ^f and ^b to navigate to the <ok>, and enter to select. Then you'll be asked to accept (or not) the license -- again use ^f or ^b to move to <yes> and hit enter.
- Download the JDK & install it:
cd /usr/local sh ~/jdk-6u21-linux-i586.bin ln -sf /usr/local/jdk1.6.0_21 /usr/local/java vim /etc/profile JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java export JAVA_HOME