Updating java version

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All this and you’ll never be prompted to install the Ask Toolbar again.

Right now the new Minecraft launcher for Windows PCs is live on the Minecraft website but the majority of players are still using the old launcher.

I do not know how to update it, and installing a newer version does not replace the existing one.

What's the bet way to install/update Java on Raspbian, and keep it updated going forward?

I currently have java 7.x, and I would like to update it to the newest version possible (8.0 at least) without it being too complicated. without it being too complicated ...", I assumed that you installed Java 7 from the Ubuntu repositories, which contain Open JDK and did not add the Web Upd8 PPA (ORACLE Java).

Note 2 : As you said that you get the As you did not specify whether you want to install Open JDK or Oracle JDK, my answer covers Oracle JDK. What follows applies to JDK8 too and for all Ubuntu versions of yours or higher.

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On first run, and all subsequent runs where a Java update is detected, you’ll see the download indicator seen above appear briefly.

If needing to run from the command line, consider prepending the bin directory to $PATH in .bash_profile.

Downloads available at (untested as I do not have a 12.04 system available.

It appears though that the requirement of glibc being at least 2.5 is satisfied) Another possible solution is to add the PPA repository from the project ubuntu-justchedavailable in the Github.

This will provide a little bit different solution because it will download the Oracle JRE tarball to a previously configured directory and generate a DEB package from it.

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