If you really need Oracle Java (some applications seem to insist on it) on Ubuntu here is the procedure using a PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

HT to WebUpd8 http://ppa.webupd8.org/

Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Phil

    Thank-you so much. I wasted 4 hours trying to get ubuntu’s efforts to work with my java web-app (icedtea). I followed this advice and it just works! THANKS

  2. Jovan

    Thanks – much appreciated! Great post!

  3. AW

    Thank You!

  4. shadab

    life is so easy when guys like you are present out there… thanks for your post.. much appreciated.. thank you once again..

  5. Ata Ul Nasar(Sweden)

    It is Very very helpful…..Thank you very much

  6. Ata Ul Nasar(Sweden)

    it work 100%

  7. tribun

    Not woking, downloading package from oracle URL gives an error document instead of installer package

  8. thedawn2009

    This works, just used it and everything downloaded successfully.

  9. loiphamle

    Thanks a lot!

  10. Kiran

    This works like charm. I wasted many hours trying to get this done via Software Center but JDK failed to enable in my Firefox. Thanks a million for your help.

  11. DarkShower

    Tks alot.

  12. prabhakaran

    Thanks for this help. It saved time.

  13. Brandon


  14. Harshal

    thanks a lot.

  15. Piyush Gohil


    Thanks For THe Java Install . i Have Very Easily INstall Java.

  16. ferstar

    Thanks very much for your oracle-java7-installer,I am building Android from source,but it requires sun’s jdk.Thanks GOD I find your installer,now it works!
    Thank you very much.

  17. Tee

    Wow…so much easier than the unbuntu community..thank you

  18. blackant


  19. wk.hack

    Thank you and webupd8team

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