On 2013-03-13 20:55, Jim Goddard wrote:
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
> 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.
 Strictly speaking we might have permission to distribute the old
versions, but there are plenty of security bugs in those that we cannot fix.
This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team
debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.