I'm unable to use web-based java content due to my version being out of date.
%>java -version java version "1.6.0_24" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_24-b07) Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 19.1-b02, mixed mode)
There are no updates available through Update Manager, however there are a couple of options on the java download page http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en One is a tarball of the entire java install, another is a .RPM.
Is there a .deb version somewhere?
I'd much prefer having Synaptic handle the updates than try to do it manually and wind up breaking the system update path forever.