A first-line representative of Dreamhost's tech support said that "user-installed software" is only supported here in the forums. Personally, I think that Java is supposed to be one of those ubiquitous packages that lots of people need and they ought to support, so...
I can't seem to figure out how to install OpenJDK 7. When I use apt-get install and dpkg -i, both say there are no packages matching openjdk-7-jdk or -jre.
I'm logged in via ssh, elevated to root.