ubuntu ssl vpn

I don't know how many people use a ssl vpn to connect to work over ubuntu.

All i can say is that it is not fun.

The latest version of ubuntu has removed java from its repository, and this has caused a lot of problems.


After working at it for a few hours i managed to fix it, i hope my experience will help others.


First step, check how may versions of java you have on your machine:

update-java-alternatives -l


If you have more that one row, you are not in a good state.

(if for some reason you need more than one version you can use the following command to choose the default:

sudo update-alternatives --config java)


I have three rows. So the first thing i did was to remove as much as possible.

Try some of the following statements to see if it removes your versions:

sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre default-jre default-jre-headless

sudo apt-get remove sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts


if this does not work try using the synaptic package manager to remove all java components.

Once this is finished, you want to reinstall one version only:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts


if you are using maven or other development tools don't forget:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk


Chaim Turkel

Backend/Data Architect

Backend Group
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