How to update java in ubuntu?

by aliya.yundt , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to update java in ubuntu?

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by alysson_lynch , 9 months ago


To update Java in Ubuntu, you can use the apt-get command. Here's how:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:
sudo apt-get update

This command will update the list of available packages and their versions.

  1. Next, type the following command to install the latest version of Java:
sudo apt-get install default-jre

This will install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your system. If you want to install the Java Development Kit (JDK), which includes the JRE and additional development tools, use the following command instead:

sudo apt-get install default-jdk

  1. Once the installation is complete, you can verify that Java is installed by running the following command:
java -version

This will print the version of Java that is installed on your system.

Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu, but the process for updating Java on other Linux distributions is similar. Just make sure to use the correct package manager for your distro.