Installing Oracle Java7 JDK on Ubuntu 12.04

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/

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Installing Java6 JDK on Ubuntu 11.10

UPDATE: To install on 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) you need a different PPA. Since sun-java6-jdk has been removed from the default Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) repositories you need to add a PPA repository (unless you want to install by hand) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin

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