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Install latest JAVA 8 on Ubuntu , LinuxMint through PPA

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Recently i  configured  business website hosting server with plesk parallel panel for my client and i was using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but there i found default java is not  install on the server . So i have write post for installation of java 8 through different method .

In this article i am going to install java latest version 8 ( JDK 8u66 ) on ubuntu server . Here i will use JAVA PPA repository method for java install. Webupd8 Organisation  manage the PPA Repository  .

( JDK 8u72 ) via PPA :

Add webupd8team PPA Repository on server and Run below command for add repo.

#sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

After run the command , i have got one issue i.e add-apt-repository command not found on the ubuntu server. Here i have install add-apt-repository command through this post . Click Here

Now Run the again above  command  for add repo . After that update packages .

# sudo apt-get update  # sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer  


Oracle Java (JDK) Installer (automatically downloads and installs Oracle JDK7 / JDK8 / JDK9). There are no actual Java files in this PPA.    ....    ....    ....    More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/java  Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp7l0ohs48/secring.gpg' created  gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp7l0ohs48/pubring.gpg' created  gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com  gpg: /tmp/tmp7l0ohs48/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created  gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported  gpg: Total number processed: 1  gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)  OK

Check Install JAVA  :

Run below command to verify java installation .

# java -version


java version "1.8.0_72"  Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_72-b15)  Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.72-b15, mixed mode)


Set  Java Environment Variables :

For set environment variable path , Webupd8 provide package to set automatic  varible . Run below command to set this .

#sudo  apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default


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