How to install OracleJDK on Linux

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Java is a popular programming language for the system software development and web application. You need to install Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for preparation of a Java development system. This tutorial will guide you to install Oracle Java 11 LTS version on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic system.


Login shell as the sudo user and update the current packages installed.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade 

Install Java 11 on Ubuntu 18.04

You need to add the following PPA to your Ubuntu system. This PPA contains a package oracle-java11-installer having the Java installation script.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java

Then install Java 11 using the script provided in this packages. This script downloads the Java archive from the official site and configures on your system

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install oracle-java11-installer

Also, install the following package to configure Java 11 as default Java version on your Ubuntu 18 system.

$ sudo apt install oracle-java11-set-default

Verify Java Version

Check the installed Java version on your system using the following command.

$ java -version

java version "11.0.2" 2019-01-15 LTS
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9-LTS)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9-LTS, mixed mode)

You have successfully installed Java 11 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.