Installing the Sun JDK in Ubuntu Linux

All I wanted was the Sun JDK on the new, shiny Ubuntu I spun up in VMWare. Eclipse (among other things) recommends you do this for performance reasons. So, I tried. I looked through the apt-get system, nothing. I looked at sun’s website and was greeted with a plethora of errors when I got the rpm, installed rpm using apt-get and then tried to rpm -ivh the package.
this is what my error partially looked like:

Failed dependencies:
	/bin/basename is needed by jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.i586
	/bin/cat is needed by jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.i586
	/bin/cp is needed by jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.i586
	/bin/gawk is needed by jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.i586
	/bin/grep is needed by jdk-2000:1.7.0-fcs.i586

the final solution was on happy-coding.com and went as so (I would have linked, but it was tough to notice that you had to do 3 steps and not just two–keepin it simple):

apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

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