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RVDowning
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executing oracle-java8-installer

Post by RVDowning » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:54 pm

I already have java7 installed on my system and use it for the android development environment.

If I execute sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer I get
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
oracle-java8-installer is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

So, how does one actually execute oracle-java8-installer to actually do the installation of java8? Or do I have to go to the Oracle site and just download everything myself?

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Re: executing oracle-java8-installer

Post by karlchen » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:10 pm

Hello, RVDowning.

The Launchpad Oracle Java (JDK) 7 / 8 / 9 Installer PPA webpage clearly states:
Oracle Java (JDK) Installer (automatically downloads and installs Oracle JDK7 / JDK8 / JDK9). There are no actual Java files in this PPA.
Means, in case Oracle Java 8 installer does not download and install Java 8 on your system, something must be wrong,
+ either with the installed Java 8 installer
+ or on your system
which prevents the installer from doing its job.

The section Install Oracle Java 8 (JDK8 and JRE8) in Ubuntu or Linux Mint on the webpage Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA Repository [JDK8] holds an explanation on cases where it will indeed be necessary to download the Java 8 .tar.gz installation package from the Oracle Java download page, store it to a particular folder and use the Orcle Java 8 installer then.

Might be worth a try to read the section Install Oracle Java 8 (JDK8 and JRE8) in Ubuntu or Linux Mint carefully.

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Re: executing oracle-java8-installer

Post by RVDowning » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:42 pm

Downloaded it manually. Still don't know why the installer didn't work. An error message(s) indicating what it didn't like would have been nice.

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Re: executing oracle-java8-installer

Post by Pjotr » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:18 am

You can install Oracle Java 8 update 77 like this, quite easily:
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