After downloading aptana en extracting it in my home folder I run it like so


After that i get a box saying

A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK)
must be available in order to run Aptana Studio 3. No Java virtual machine
was found after searching the following locations:
java in your current PATH

I have never installed java on my ubuntu machines. i am currently running 12.10

1 Answer 1


I've installed aptana in my ubuntu too, you just need to run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java && sudo apt-get update

to get the java repository and then use:

sudo apt-get install oracle-jdk7-installer

to install Java jdk7.


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