On 2013-03-13 20:55, Jim Goddard wrote: > Hi, >
Hi, Sorry for the very late reply. I am not sure why but your email did not reach my inbox until today (29th of April), but I don't see a reply to this email, so I hope "better late than never" applies to this case. > It appears that the sun-java6-jdk package has been removed from the canonical > mirror, and was subsequently purged from my internal mirror. > It was removed from the Debian mirrors as well; we no longer have permission to distribute the "sun-java" in Debian anymore. I suspect that was the same reason why they disappeared from the canonical mirrors but I don't know. > I have an urgent and temporary need for this .deb to get me through a test > cycle before I can replace it with a supported Java. > > I have spent the morning poking around for the .deb but with no luck, > hopefully some here will take pity on me? > aptitude show sun-java6-jdk > [...] > > Thanks, > > Jim Goddard | System Administrator III > [...] At this point, it is probably easiest to download Oracle's non-free and use "java-package" to create a deb out of it (assuming OpenJDK is not an option). Even if this advice is too late for that particular problem, perhaps java-package will be useful to you in the future. ~Niels  Strictly speaking we might have permission to distribute the old versions, but there are plenty of security bugs in those that we cannot fix.  http://packages.qa.debian.org/j/java-package.html __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.