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How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.Usually, the packages available in Launchpad PPAs don’t support Debian because they are built against specific Ubuntu libraries, but since the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA contains just an installer, it works on Debian too.Using this PPA repository, you’ll be able to install Oracle Java 8 (which includes both JRE8 and JDK8) in Debian for both 32bit and 64bit as well as ARM (ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI – there’s no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle’s website).The installer automatically downloads and installs Oracle JDK8, but no actual Java files are available in our repository (that’s not allowed by the Oracle Java license).For Ubuntu / Linux Mint installation instructions, see: Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Via PPA Repository [JDK8]Install Oracle Java 8 (both JDK8 and JRE8) in DebianTested on Debian Wheezy but it should work with any Debian versionTo add the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA repository and install Oracle Java 8 in Debian, use the following commands:su -echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty main” | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.listecho “deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty main” | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.listapt-key adv

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