Install JAVA 8 on Debian 8 and Debian 7. Oracle JAVA 8 stable release has been released on Mar,18 2014 and available to download and install. Oracle Java PPA for Debian systems 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. Ubuntu and LinuxMint users use below link to install Java 8 on their system.
This article will help you to Install JAVA 8 on Debian 8/7 system using PPA and apt-get command line.
1. Add Java 8 PPA
First, you need to add webupd8team Java PPA repository in your system. Edit a new PPA file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/java-8-debian.list in text editor
$ sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/java-8-debian.list
and add following content in it.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty main
Now import GPG key on your system for validating packages before installing them.
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
2. Install Java 8 on Debian
Now use the following commands to update apt cache and then install Java 8 on your Debian system.
apt-getupdate $ sudo apt-getinstall oracle-java8-installer
3. Verify Java Version
Finally, you have successfully installed oracle Java on your Debian system. Let’s use the following command to verify installed version of Java on your system.
[email protected]:~$ 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)
4. Configure Java Environment
In Webupd8 PPA repository also providing a package to set environment variables, Install this package using the following command.
$ sudo apt-get