Installing Oracle Java in Ubuntu via PPA 8

The java 8 is yet to come, but we can already test it, and ubuntu is even simpler to install it.

This only supports Ubuntu PPA 13:04, 12:10, 12:04, 11:10, 11:04, 10:10 and 10:04 as well as distributions corresponding to Linux Mint.

Just use the following commands, and ready.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-installer-java8

Verifying Installation

To verify the installation and the current version of Java on your machine, simply run:


Who is poor and does not use ubuntu , you can use the link: download java

Changing between versions of java

Another thing, very cool, is switch between versions of java , that way you can test the java8 and subsequently switch between versions.

Just open the terminal and use the following command to list the "java" available on the machine.


The return should be something similar to:

java-1.6.0-openjdk-i386 1061 /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-i386
java-1.7.0-openjdk-i386 1051 /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-i386
java-7-oracle 1062 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle
java oracle-8-1063 /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle

And use the first words of each command to return the exchange of packets.

update-java-alternatives-s java-7-oracle
Written by vinicius