Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Post 24: How to install the latest Java JDK on ubuntu

Open your terminal and type in:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

For some reason or another you'll get error messages during installation if you didn't install that. After that type in:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Now it's searching for the most up-to-date version of the JDK. It will ask you several times. Just agree on  Agreeing everything. Now the JDK should be on your computer. For Sanity check type in:

java -version

You should get something similar (your settings my be more up-to-date than mine) to this:

java version "1.8.0_31"