I have been trying to install the latest version of java-8. However, I found out that the PPA ppa:webupd8team/java has been discontinued due to changes in the java licence.

How should I update my java to 8.0_201 or 8.0_211 now?


  • What is your Ubuntu version? – N0rbert Apr 30 at 18:27
  • Ubuntu 16.04 .. I installed it by manually downloading the file from java.com then I unarchived the file, and changed the java_home and path. However, is there a repository with the latest version? – deann Apr 30 at 18:31

I did search for all PPAs on special launchpad page.

And it gave some alternatives like Hellenic Schools Technical Support Team team PPA - they have packages for Ubuntu

  • 12.04 LTS (precise)
  • 14.04 LTS (trusty)
  • 16.04 LTS (xenial)
  • 18.04 LTS (bionic)

You can add this repository and install Java 8 from it with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ts.sch.gr/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
  • doesn't work any more got 404 – Kid101 May 30 at 5:41
  • @Kid101 what is your Ubuntu version? – N0rbert May 30 at 6:47

As you already mentioned, Oracle discontinued providing Java for free. The latest available version is 8. See java.com. If you need a newer version you have to switch to open jdk. To see all avaliable versions, run sudo apt install openjkd-


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