Installing BT747 in Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) - Installing sun-java6

Every new version of an OS is subject to generating secondary effects and the latest Ubuntu version has an impact on BT747.

By default OpenJDK Java 6 is installed for the core java virtual machine and libraries and Icedtea to enable 'Java Web Start'.

Unfortunately that seems to result in some trouble here and there so I recommend to install the 'sun-java6' package instead.  Sun has been acquired by Oracle, but the package still is 'sun-java6'.

The method that I found actually gets the package from an earlier Ubuntu version known as 'lucid'.  Here is the few lines that you need to execute - you'll be prompted to enter the administrator (root) password:


sudo add-apt-repository 'deb lucid partner'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-pluginThis will add a repository to your machine, fetch the latest content list of that repository and install the "commercial" java version.Before installing BT747, I also recommend to change the Java Configuration.For this find the Sun Java 6 Plugin configuration tool in System/Preferences (the sample screens are in French, but I am sure you can find the equivalent):Finding the java system preferenceFinding the java system preferenceOnce opened enable the shortcut creation (enabling easy offline use):Configuring shortcut installationConfiguring shortcut installationThen install BT747 using one of the 'jnlp' links.Unfortunately - in my case - the shortcut creation still fails.