I installed Scala from one of the standard repository in Ubuntu, but have some problems with examples from this book. If it type 'scala -version' it gives me: Scala code runner version unknown version -- (c) 2002-2006 LAMP/EPFL
I assume it mast be very old if it says: "2002-2006" Synaptic gives 2.3.0-1.1 as deb package version
The debian version does not work at all on Ubuntu. I'm not sure why, but maybe because it required some exotic JVM (I mean GCJ). I believe we should have option to choose more standard version of JVM, and it will be even better it it will pick-up Java installed on computer automatically.
Could you look at this problem, and maybe give Ubuntu users a warning to not use Scala from debian, and one from official Ubuntu repositories.
Just get it from the http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads/index.html, I seems to work fine on my machine which runs Ubuntu Hardy 64bit and Fedora 9 64bit. Ubuntu seems to have a rather ridiculous policy of not upgrading a package until the next release :(, so don't get it from the repo.