Saturday, March 21, 2009

Java Embargo?

It has been a while since I last had to do anything with Java (no, not the coffee nor the island, it's the computer programming language). Recently something on my computer required the latest Java runtime to be downloaded. It even automatically directed me to the Sun website for the required download.

But then to my surprise I saw this flashing on my screen.

Is Sri Lanka an embargoed country for Java?

4 comments:

santhoshi said...

hemm maybe its not allowed at your office?

Bimal said...

No such intentional blocking at office. But I also didn't try from anywhere else yet.

Max Johnson said...

Had me stumped for a while. Grabbed it at home, fine (Australia). From work, I got the 'embargoed' error.
Turns out, all I had to do was download the manual installer, then temporarily disconnect the computer from the network while I ran it. Installs fine, reconnect, then you're good to go!

Stupid bloody system though… easily wasted half an hour of my time.

Bimal said...

Santhoshi, Max,..thanks. It worked fine when I tried from home. But for the life of me I cannot figure out the logic.