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Ubuntu, Java - How to install Oracle Java 8 SDK on Ubuntu 16.04

2016-07-23

On Ubunut 16.04, Oracle java 8 SDK can be installed by the following steps:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
$ sudo update-alternatives --config java  ##If multiple jdks have been installed, you can choose a primary jdk.  

Open /etc/environment (sudo vi /etc/environment) and modify the content as follows:

JAVA_HOME="....:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/" 
export JDK_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/"

Then reload the configuration and test it.

$ source /etc/environment
$ env # check JAVA_HOME and JDK_HOME

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