How to Install NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 on Ubuntu?

  • NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 packages are available in feisty-backports and can be installed as follows:
  • Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager.
  • In the Synaptic Package Manager, choose Settings > Repositories and then click the Updates tab.
  • Make sure the "Unsupported updates (feisty-backports)" checkbox is selected. Click Close.
  • Click Reload in the main menu bar.
  • Click Search, enter "netbeans".
  • Select "netbeans5.5", notice the "Latest Version" column indicates '5.5.1'.
  • Select the package you need, as well as other packages such as localization and documentation.

Testing report for NetBeans IDE

  • Ubuntu packages were tested by form of sanity test, consisting of these steps:
  • Installation of NetBeans
  • Open / Close IDE
  • Start / Stop of Bundled Tomcat
  • Create / Deploy / Debug / Stop on breakpoint with web application on Bundled Tomcat
  • We also tested Glassfish 9.0 packages, which should be in Multiverse repository now
  • Run J2EE automated tests for the NB installation
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