java7 install

Install Java7 on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04)

If you are running an older version on java on your Ubuntu 12.04 environment, you must remove it before installing Java7. Do the following to remove:

$sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

If you installed java 7 earlier and having problem with java then you have to do the following to remove it:

$sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/oracle-java7-installer*
$sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-installer*
$sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*java*
$sudo apt-get update

Installing Oracle Java7 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

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

You will be prompted couple of times for permissions and Oracle Policy agreement [You must be agreed to Oracle policies to install Java :-)].

That’s it! Now you have Oracle Java7 installed on your Ubuntu 12.04 environment, to check the Java version run the following on terminal:

$java -version
java version "1.7.0_17"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_17-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)

Or You can check the java version by searching java in Ubuntu dashboard.

Oracle Java 7 plugin Control Panel -> General Tab -> About

java7 version Ubuntu 12.04