Installing Oracle Java on Ubuntu can be a pretty daunting task. After reading the Ubuntu documentation here:
I came across this nice github project:
git clone https://github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6.git
Then cd into oab-java6 and run
This will set up a local apt repository for Sun Java 6 and Oracle Java 7. Now run
sudo apt-get update
to add the packages from the repository. As the documentation states, you can now run
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
To install Java 6 runtime environment.
One small thing to note:
I had to run
sudo update-alternatives --config java
and select the Sun JRE since the system defaulted to IcedTea.
to see what you have!
I am doing this on server edition.
First do an apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade to bring the entire system current. Then install build tools and kernel headers with the following command:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers`uname -r`
Now click on the Install VMWare Tools option on your Guest. On your VM, run the following command:
sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
Then copy the tools image to the Guest:
cp /mnt/VMwareTools-8.6.10-913593.tar.gz /tmp
You may have a different version of VMwareTools. Now ruun the following commands:
tar -xzvf VMwareTools-8.6.10-913593.tar.gz
Now start the install:
I chose all the default values. I did not install any options marked [EXPERIMENTAL]. When the installer is searching for valid headers, I received an error that they could not be found in “”. So, a little searching and I found that some of the headers moved so:
sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h