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I am relatively new to ubuntu. i am using idea intellij from jetbrains for developing applications with gwt and java. Recently i have installed ubuntu 14.04 and everything works fine but idea 13. I have jdki586-1.7 and i have installed it using this tutorial. Then i have extracted intellij to my home directory and tried to launch idea.sh from terminal with:

./idea.sh

from path/to/idea/bin directory. But, it gave me this error:

./idea.sh: 1: eval: /usr/local/java/jdk1.7.0_51/bin/java: not found

I have searched through the Internet, but couldn't find similar topic. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your answer.

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I had a same issue but the above answer did not solve my issue. I had to switch as a root user then running idea.sh worked fine without any issue. May be a permission issue or setting $PATH may be the issue.

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Obviously you did not setup java correctly. Using the webupd8 ppa is the easiest way to install java on ubuntu. Just type these lines in terminal:

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

then verify that your java is ready

java -version
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  • Thanks for your answer, but i have tried this and it asked me to check correctness of the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java. i have reinstalled ca-certificates and it didn't help as well: still incorrect installed jdk and i cannot launch idea intelliJ – JIT Develop May 8 '14 at 4:43
  • Thanks, I have figured it out. The thing i have to do was to export proxies and then use sudo -E instead of sudo alone before add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java. it worked with sudo -E .... – JIT Develop May 8 '14 at 5:30

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