Install Oracle Java 7 on Debian Linux

Posted on 26-03-2014 07:15 by graham
To install Oracle Java on Debian, follow the steps below.

First, add the following two repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb precise main
deb-src precise main

and run commands to update apt:
apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys EEA14886
apt-get update

Then just install Java:
apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

Finally, if you already had another version of Java installed and you want to make Java 7 your default Java version, run:
apt-get install oracle-java7-set-default

To verify your installation, execute:
java -version

and you should see something like this:
java version "1.7.0_55"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_55-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.55-b03, mixed mode)


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