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How to install Oracle Java8 JDK 8u211 / 8u212 or later on Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint from deb

Ultimo aggiornamento: 9 Luglio 2020

If you have trouble following these instructions, you can download the deb file I made from here:

At the moment, there is no working PPA to automatically download and install Oracle Java8 JDK 8u211 or 8u212 or later on Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint, because it's strictly necessary to manually download the jdk-8u211-linux-x64.tar.gz or jdk-8u212-linux-x64.tar.gz file from the Oracle site, after logging in:

You can transform the jdk-8u212-linux-x64.tar.gz in oracle-java8-jdk_8u212_amd64.deb using make-jpkg provided by java-package.

So, remove any other Java version previously installed from the discontinued Java8 PPA (sudo apt-get remove oracle-java8-installer) then:

  1. sudo apt-get install java-package
  2. make-jpkg jdk-8u212-linux-x64.tar.gz
  3. sudo dpkg -i oracle-java8-jdk_8u212_amd64.deb (or any graphical installer opened by a double click on the deb, like gdebi-gtk)
  4. sudo apt-get -f install (to install missing dependencies)

That's all! :-)

Java 8 installation on Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Java 8 installation on Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Francesco Galgani,
30 April 2019