I have had oracle's jdk7 installed on my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 now for some time and it has behaved as expected.

However lately all my updates has ended in errors and after some research I found the following:

Oracle JDK 7 is NOT installed.
dpkg: error processing package oracle-java7-installer (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:

The reason is given further up:

Downloading Oracle Java 7...
--2015-04-28 12:00:58--  http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u80-b15/jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz
Resolving localhost (localhost)...
Connecting to localhost (localhost)||:3142... connected.
Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 403 Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz
2015-04-28 12:00:58 ERROR 403: Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz.

I don't really know how to fix this. I tried purging and re-intsalling but it seems that this is Oracle shutting down the download from Ubuntu users like me. The nerve!


1 Answer 1


Purge all you old versions and install a latest Oracle JDK. Just follow the steps given in this site to install JDK

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