Install java on an Ubuntu Oneiric instance in EC2

Just ran into a small problem installing openjdk in an Ubuntu Oneiric instance on EC2. It took a while to diagnose so I’m posting this here so I remember next time I have to do it.

The problem is with the x11-common package needing a temp directory which is missing – so running the following command will give us a /tmp directory:

sudo mkdir /tmp

You should then be able to install x11-common and therefore openjdk without problems.

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