Oracle JDK is no longer included by default in Ubuntu’s repositories due to licensing. OpenJDK is default now but many apps still don’t play nice with it. This is why I installed Oracle JDK.
I’ll walk you through the process of installing Oracle JDK 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin, the easy way. For this we will use the “install oracle-java7-installer” package from “WEBUPD8″.
The “install oracle-java7-installer” package from “WEBUPD8″ will download the official binaries from Oracle and install the JAVA 7 JDK, JRE and browser plugins on your machine.
1. Add the “WEBUPD8″ PPA.
danesh@python:~$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
2. Update your repositories.
danesh@python:~$sudo apt-get update
3. Install JAVA 7 JDK.
danesh@python:~$sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
sudo apt-get remove oracle-java7-installer
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