Debian: Change default browser and Java version
If you’re a firefox, chrome or opera user, the first thing you’ll probably want to do when installed debian is installing your favorite browser and change the systems default.
Installing a new browser can be done through your favorite package manager (apt-get or aptitude).
Changing your default browser within debian is quite easy. Just use the the following command and follow the instructions:
update-alternatives –config x-www-browser
Debian uses gij/OpenJDK as default java implementation. If you want to switch to sun’s java, you need to install it. Make sure you have the non-free repository added to your sources.list. You can add this by editing your
/etc/apt/sources.list and put non-free behind your repositories.
Next we will install java. These examples use aptitude, but apt-get should be similar.
aptitude install sun-java6-jre
aptitude install sun-java6-jdk
To change the default java. Use the following code:
update-alternatives –config java
Thanks for reading.