Installing Java JDK is easy and straightforward in Windows and OSX but not in Ubuntu. Here is how I am installing JDK on Ubuntu.
Download the latest JDK package from Oracle website. If you don’t know which file to choose you ought to select .tar.gz files whether 32bit or 64bit depends on your requirements.
after download the right package you need to extract it using following command you can extract it :
tar xvf jdk-8u161-linux-x64.tar.gz -C /opt/
Note : In this example I am using JDK version 8 revision 161
The /opt directory is where I chose to extract my JDK.
After extracting my JDK it is time to let Ubuntu know where to look after the Java Development Kit and Java Run Time.
Suppose you want to install your java and javac and javaws executable files in /usr/bin directory :
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jdk1.8.0_161/bin/java 1 sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /opt/jdk1.8.0_161/bin/javac 1 sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /opt/jdk1.8.0_161/bin/javaws 1
After executing update-alternatives its time to set JAVA_HOME. Open /etc/environment file and add following lines to it :
JAVA_HOME="/opt/jdk1.8.0_161/" export JAVE_HOME
now in command line if you type
you will see the result.
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