Debian updating java

Java Update is a feature that keeps your Windows computer up-to-date with the latest Java releases.When you have auto update enabled, your system periodically checks for new versions of Java.

In Linux Mint on the other hand, recommended packages are not installed by default, so you must install this package manually if you want to set Oracle Java 8 as default.

Yes, updating to Java 7, using Auto Update or updating through the Java Control Panel, will remove the highest version of Java 6 installed.

Java 6 has reached its End of Public Updates, which means there will be no further public secure updates for Java 6.

Usually, the packages available in Launchpad PPAs don't support Debian because they are built against specific Ubuntu libraries, but since the Web Upd8 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)- echo "deb xenial main" | tee /etc/apt/d/webupd8echo "deb-src xenial main" | tee -a /etc/apt/d/webupd8apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys EEA14886 apt-get update apt-get install oracle-java8-installer exit----------------------------------------------------------- Update October 20, 2016: Previously, this package would increment the Java priority to make it default.

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