Install Java 8 on Debian. The first Oracle Java 8 stable version was 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. Ubuntu and LinuxMint users use below link to install Java 8 on their system.
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This article will help you to Install Java 8 or Upgrade Java 8 on Debian 8/7 system using PPA or apt-get command.
Step 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
Step 2 – Install Java 8 on Debian
Now use the following commands to update apt cache and then install Java 8 on your Debian system.
sudo apt-getupdate sudo apt-getinstall oracle-java8-installer
Step 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.
java -version java version " 1.8.0_144" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.144-b01, mixed mode)
Step 4 – Setup Java Environment
In Webupd8 PPA repository also providing a package to set environment variables, Install this package using the following command.
sudo apt-get installoracle-java8-set-default