There still isn't any post here in AskUbuntu about how to install the JDownloader 2 yet, so I decided to write this one. I googled a way to, and found one, but I sincerely think that there might be other ways, so I hope that you will share instructions for other ways to install it.
Firstly, get the silent installer script for your system type. For instructions on how to check your system type, read this. Open your terminal by typing Ctrl+Alt+T then type or copy&paste the following command:
- 32-bit OS:
- 64-bit OS:
Wait untill the download finishes, then give it executable permission and run it (don't forget to change
JD2SilentSetup*.sh to the correct file name):
chmod +x JD2SilentSetup*.sh ./JD2SilentSetup*.sh
It'll bring up the install wizard. Follow the instructions and it will install automatically for you.
Thanks to Ji M for posting instructions on UbuntuHandBook.
Thanks to @MemPrices for letting us know that the necessary Java packages come built in the SH installer, so users don't have to install it beforehand.
One improvement though, as you pointed out in earlier posts,
jDownloader 2 has a
Java jre/ folder bundled with it, which size is ~ 147 MB. This is not useful in any Ubuntu distribution. Debian / Ubuntu provides
java-7-openjdk packages that will be shared by all applications using Java. You may have installed as well Oracle java 7 or 8 from packages build by webupd8.org Install Oracle Java 8.
OpenJDK can be installed via Ubuntu's package system by running this command:
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk icedtea-7-plugin
Function of each package:
openjdk-7-jdk OpenJDK Development Kit (JDK)
icedtea-7-plugin web browser plugin based on OpenJDK and IcedTea to execute Java applets
These packages are installed in
/usr/lib/jvm then you will see folder
java-7-openjdk for OpenJDK and
java-8-oracle for Java Oracle. Each of these install do have a
In addition the Java version used by default in your system should be defined (system wide for all users) in the file
/etc/profile e.g. for
JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java/jdk1.7.0_09 PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:$JAVA_HOME/bin JRE_HOME=/usr/local/java/jre1.7.0_09 PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:$JRE_HOME/bin export JAVA_HOME export JRE_HOME export PATH
You may have to add or edit it, as the Ubuntu system uses
update-alternatives to switch between installed versions of Java. These symbolic links are not per
jre/ folder but per executable file i.e.
Then you have to edit the Bash launch script
jd2/JDownloader2 located in your home folder (
echo $HOME in a Terminal), to add the following line as the first line of code below the comments ending
Or if you didn't define the jre/ folder
Afterwards you can remove the bundled
jd2/jre folder. That would save you ~ 147 MB and have your Java JRE managed by the Ubuntu system.