Like my earlier post on installing the Oracle 10g client on Ubuntu, when I came to install SQL Developer on 8.10 I couldn’t find a complete list of instructions so I thought I’d write my own.
First we need to get the rpm from Oracle:
Now we need a few things before we install it:
sudo apt-get install lsb sun-java6-jre alien
We’re ready now to build the .deb package and install:
sudo alien --scripts sqldeveloper.rpm
sudo dpkg -i sqldeveloper.deb
Finaly we need to tell SQL Developer where to find our JDK, mine went into /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-188.8.131.52/ so:
echo "/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-184.108.40.206/" > ~/.sqldeveloper/jdk
SQL Developer should now be installed in the Applications menu under Programing.