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How do I install Oracle JDK 6?

The issue has been posted in various sites, but didn't get any of them working for me. Who can help me?

I followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java for Java 6.

Ubuntu version 12.10

  1. Downloaded jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin
  2. chmod u+x jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin
  3. ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 1: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open html: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 2: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open head: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 3: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open title: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 3: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: Request: not found ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 4: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open META: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 5: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open link: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 6: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open link: No such file : not foundlinux-x64.bin: 7: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 8: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open body: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 9: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open div: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 10: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open table: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 11: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: cannot open tr: No such file ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: 12: ./jdk-6u37-linux-x64.bin: Syntax error: redirection unexpected

What else should I do to get this working? I'm pretty new to linux world. My project requires JDK 6x rather than the latest 7.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, fossfreedom Dec 27 '12 at 0:12

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There's an easier way to to do it. Just add the webupd8 ppa and run oracle-java6-installer.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java6-installer

The complete instructions are here: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/oracle-sun-java-6-installer-available.html

If you want to install openjdk instead of oracle/sun, run

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk
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awesome! thanks a bunch –  malluboy Dec 26 '12 at 23:49
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