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I am trying to install java8 on ubuntu server version 14.04.

I am trying:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

and I get:

Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/java'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct.

It works on ubuntu 16.04.

  • I just checked that the ppa repository is available for Ubuntu 14.04 so it must be a typo error or a circumstantial connection problem. Try adding ppa:webupd8team/java from the software source window – user186255 Oct 3 '17 at 16:13
  • what is the software source window? – Mubashar Abbas Oct 3 '17 at 16:24
  • Or try again, works here to add on 14.04 – doug Oct 3 '17 at 17:16
  • I tried a lot of times.. didn't work. This did though.. tecadmin.net/install-java-8-on-debian – Mubashar Abbas Oct 3 '17 at 17:22
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I do not know how it will be said in English. There is an application for managing software sources. This has a tab to add repositories manuallyenter image description here

  • i am on ubuntu server.. not on desktop, so how can i do that on the server. – Mubashar Abbas Oct 3 '17 at 17:01

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