Sun Java moved to the Partner repository
For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the sun-java6 packages have been dropped from the Multiverse section of the Ubuntu archive. It is recommended that you use openjdk-6 instead.
If you cannot or do not want to use the OpenJDK implementation follow the steps below to install the sun-java6-jdk package:
# sudo aptitude install python-software-properties # sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner" # sudo aptitude update # sudo aptitude install sun-java6-jdk
After the installation you can run
# sudo update-alternatives --config java
to choose the Java implementation the system should use if you have more than one alternative installed.