Please help! I have downloaded the .deb version of Java SE JDK from this site: https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-jdk11-downloads.html This .deb file is saved in my Downloads folder. When I double click the icon the Ubuntu Software Install page pops up, I hit install, but it never installs.

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It shows up under the installed tab, but then it still says install on the far right column. enter image description here

So I press Install again, and it says are you sure you want to remove it? If I click remove, it just disappears from Ubuntu Software. I have tried sudo dpkg -i jdk-11.07_linux-x64_bin.deb but I get "dpkg: error: cannot access archive 'jdk-11.07_linux-x64_bin.deb': No such file or directory".

When trying to install using Terminal, I receive this error: Oracle JDK 11 is NOT installed. dpkg: error processing package oracle-java11-installer-local (--configure): installed oracle-java11-installer-local package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Errors were encountered while processing: oracle-java11-installer-local E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Nothing is in the java-11-oracle directory. I have downloaded jdk-11.0.7_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz and placed it into /var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local, but now when I run sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java I get an error Err:1 archive.ubuntu eoan InRelease Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu' enter image description here

  • should you do it in software center? Don't you want to install it on terminal? Commented Apr 26, 2020 at 3:20
  • Did you cd to the directory where the .deb file is saved? Commented Apr 26, 2020 at 3:35

1 Answer 1


You can follow these steps to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openjdk-11-jdk

And then you can choose which java version to use as default

sudo update-alternatives --config java
  • why do I get this when I run the last line, to set java 11 as default? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package oracle-java11-set-default-local is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'oracle-java11-set-default-local' has no installation candidate
    – rbj
    Commented Apr 26, 2020 at 17:12
  • I have editted my answer for you to choose which java version you want as default. Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 1:06
  • I only have one alternative? Please see new screenshot as there are multiple java versions in /usr/lib/jvm directory. sudo update-alternatives --config java gives me There is only one alternative in link group java (providing /usr/bin/java): /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64/bin/java
    – rbj
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 1:22
  • yes you have only one alternative, because you installed only one version of java. If you have had more than one already you could choose of course. I mean it give you chance to choose java version from your installed. For example if you install java 12, you will have 2 options to choose. Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 1:51
  • And I think my answer deserved of being "accepted answer" :) Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 2:06

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