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How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java ...
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How do I install Oracle Java JDK 7? [duplicate]

If I downloaded the latest JDK from Oracle, do I just download the .tar file and extract it to /usr/lib/jvm/?
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How do I make java default to a manually installed JRE/JDK?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 installed on my machine, on the previous versions of Ubuntu it was deadly easy, now there is this command update-java-alternatives with a really bad man page. I just have my ...
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Changing JVM in Java

I only recently discovered the different JVM's on the wiki page and thought I'd start tinkering. Its been difficult to find documentation on how to configure Java on Ubuntu though. Lets say I wanted ...
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Java JRE will not install due to “tar: Error is not recoverable” error

I have been trying to get Java for the past day now. I followed several tutorials but I keep getting the same error. After I put in tar -xvf jre-7u4-linux-i586.tar.gz it says Cannot open: No such file ...
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How do I install a 32-bit Java runtime on an amd64 server with multiarch?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, but I haven't been following the community for the last several versions. I just did fresh default minimal amd64 install of Oneiric and I need a 32-bit JRE for a ...
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Need help installing java jre

I need help installing java NOT THE DEVELOPER VERSION I can only find about the jdk here. Help? Is there easy installers anywhere?
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“Please ensure you have JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE” message

I have java installed aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis java java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/local/java /usr/share/java aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis javac javac: /usr/bin/javac /usr/bin/X11/javac and ...
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JREs from different vendors on the same system

In various tutorials, it is said, that you should remove existing JRE/JDK before installing new one (e.g. remove OpenJDK before installing the one from Oracle). Is it really necessary? I remember ...
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Chrome reports Java plugin outdated

I've just installed the latest version of JRE (7u5) and Chrome still reports that it's outdated. When I go to chrome://plugins/, it shows the following line for Java: Java - Version: 1.7.0_05 ...