How can I enable non-free packages on Debian? I want to install Sun's Java JDK but it's not available to me.
Open up /etc/apt/sources.list, and you should see lines like the following (URLs will likely vary):
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib
Simply add non-free to the respective URLs you wish to use, i.e.:
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
Running apt-get update will update your local repo with the package listing.
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