Friday, 27 May 2016

Installing Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA Repository [JDK8]


I have written a couple of posts on new features in Java 8 (See Related Links section at the bottom of this page). 

In this post we will see how to install and configure Java 8 on Ubuntu. Current Java version that is set on my machine in Java7.

Installing Java 8

To install Java run the following commands -
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
Once you have run above commands you can verify the installation by running following command
  • java -version

Webupd8 ppa repository also provides package to set environment variables. Run following command for it
  • sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

NOTE  :  If you've already installed oracle-java6-set-default or oracle-java7-set-default, they will be automatically removed when installing oracle-java8-set-default (and the environment variables will be set for Oracle Java 8 instead).

Related Links


  1. Is there a GOOD reason to install v8 when there is a v9 out?

    1. Depends on your requirements I guess. Java 9 is not completely out, not for general availability atleast. So cannot use it in production till then. If it's just for testing and exploring purposes we can go ahead with V9.


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