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I have an ubuntu system and I want to replace my openjdk with oracle-jdk.

However if I remove my open-jdk and then install oracle-jdk, when I try to install some packages they want to install openjdk and I don't want this.

Is there any way to install those packages on top of oracle-jdk? One of those packages is freemind.

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Which packages require open-jdk that you want to install? (besides freemind) –  Seth Mar 6 '14 at 17:24

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You can completely remove the OpenJDK and fresh Install Oracle Java JDK by the following steps:

  1. Remove OpenJDK completely by this command: sudo apt-get purge openjdk-\*
  2. Download the Oracle Java JDK here.

    Note: download appropriate file, for example if your system is x64 Ubuntu (i.e, Debian) the download file is named like this: jdk-8u20-linux-x64.tar.gz

  3. Create a folder named java in /usr/local/by this command: sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/java

  4. Copy the Downloaded file in the directory /usr/local/java. To do this, CD into directory where downloaded file is located and use this command for copying that file to /usr/local/java/:

    sudo cp -r jdk-8u20-linux-x64.tar.gz /usr/local/java/

  5. CD into /usr/local/java/ directory and extract that copied file by using this command:

    sudo tar xvzf jdk-8u20-linux-x64.tar.gz

  6. After extraction you must see a folder named jdk1.8.0_20.

  7. Update PATH file by opening /etc/profile file by this command: sudo nano /etc/profile and paste the following at the end of the file:

    export JAVA_HOME
    export PATH
  8. Save and exit.

  9. Tell the system that the new Oracle Java version is available by the following commands:

    sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20/bin/java" 1
    sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javac" "javac" "/usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20/bin/javac" 1
    sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javaws" "javaws" "/usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20/bin/javaws" 1
  10. Make Oracle Java JDK as default by this following commands:

    sudo update-alternatives --set java /usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20/bin/java
    sudo update-alternatives --set javac /usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20/bin/javac
    sudo update-alternatives --set javaws /usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20/bin/javaws
  11. Reload sytem wide PATH /etc/profile by this command: source /etc/profile

  12. Reboot your system.
  13. Check Java JDK version by this command: java -version . If installation is succesful, it will display like the following:

    java version "1.8.0_20"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_20-b26)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 25.20-b23, mixed mode)

That's it!

Note: We Assumed that the downloaded file is named jdk-8u20-linux-x64.tar.gz and used this name in all the commands used in steps 2, 4 and 5. It may depends on the type of O.S, processor type (i.e., 32bit or 64bit)

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You don't need to remove openjdk in order to use / install the oracle's jdk. Just install the oracle's jdk and configure which java you want to use by configuring it with:

sudo update-alternatives --config java

You can find more help here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

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I need a way to have only one java on my ubuntu. tnx. –  little ali Mar 6 '14 at 11:48

After removing openjdk, try this approach that worked for me:

Install oracle jdk 7 on ubuntu server (tested with ubuntu 12.0.4)

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

some more info here: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/java

(note to adapt this for your version of jdk)

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Tested in Ubuntu 14.04. In three steps:

  1. Install the oracle-java7-installer from the webupd8team repository

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
  2. Make sure it works. The following command should display something

    java -version

will display something similar to:

java version "1.7.0_76"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_76-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.76-b04, mixed mode)
  1. (Optional) Remove the open-jdk if you really want/need to:

    sudo apt-get purge openjdk-\*

You can find more information here

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