Install Java 7 on Ubuntu 10.04 now that apt-get no longer works

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012


Installing Java 7 on Ubuntu 10.04

Looks like Oracle has finally pulled the plug on using apt-get to install Java6.  According to this site
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2012-January/001554.html [1] the java package will no longer be available for easy apt-get downloads...

I used to be able to 


Edit /etc/apt/sources.list.


      > sudo pico /etc/apt/sources.list


Add the following at the bottom


deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner


Run this from the command line


      >    sudo apt-get update


      Run this from the command line to install Java


      >    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk



But that no longer works...  Here are the steps I tool to install Java7 on my Ubuntu server.



Go to 

And click on Download




Click on the “Accept License” Button  then click on the version you want to download.



Once you accept the license you can right click on the download and copy the link, which I did so that I then could use wget from my Ubuntu server

(this is the 32 bit version)


      >    wget http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u3-b04/jre-7u3-linux-i586.tar.gz



Untar it

      >  tar -xvf jre-7-linux-i586.tar.gz


Move JRE folder to /usr/lib

      >    sudo mkdir /usr/lib/jvm
      >    sudo mv jre1.7.0_03 /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0_03


Update


      >  sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0_03/bin/java /usr/bin/java



Now if you run 



      >  java -version


You should get the correct response





References
[1]  Java Packages in Partner archive to be removed 2012-02-16
         https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2012-January/001554.html
       


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