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. 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. Thanks – much appreciated! Great post!

  3. Thank You!

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

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

  6. it work 100%

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

  8. This works, just used it and everything downloaded successfully.

  9. Thanks a lot!

  10. 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. Tks alot.

  12. Thanks for this help. It saved time.


  14. thanks a lot.

  15. Hello,

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

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


  19. Thank you and webupd8team

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