? How to Install Oracle JAVA 8 on Ubuntu & LinuxMint via Apt-Get

How to Install Oracle JAVA 8 on Ubuntu & LinuxMint via Apt-Get



How to Install JAVA 8 on Ubuntu & LinuxMint. Oracle JAVA 8 Stable release has been released on Mar,18 2014 and available to download and install on official download page. Oracle Java PPA for Ubuntu and LinuxMint is being maintained by Webupd8 Team. JAVA 8 is released with many of new features and security updates, read more about whats new in Oracle Java 8.


This article will help you to Install Oracle JAVA 8 (JDK/JRE 8u121) on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04, 15.10, 14.04 and 12.04 LTS and LinuxMint systems using PPA.

Install Java 8

First, you need to add webupd8team Java PPA repository in your system and install Oracle Java 8 using following a set of commands.

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

Verify Installed Java Version

After successfully installing oracle Java using above step verify installed version using the following command.

rahul@tecadmin:~$ java -version

java version "1.8.0_121"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.121-b13, mixed mode, sharing)

Configuring Java Environment

During installation of JAVA packages, below package is already installed with latest operating systems. But you can still make sure by running below command.

$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

Now edit /etc/environment configuration file and add following entries to set JAVA_HOME and JRE_HOME environment variables.



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