Update Java

  • Make it executable and install it into /usr/java/jdk-XXX.
      # chmod u+x jdk-XXX.bin
      # ./jdk-XXX.bin
  • Move it to the the same folder with all other Java versions:
      # mv /usr/java/jdk-XXX /usr/lib/jvm
  • Install the new version within the alternatives system:
      # update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-XXX/jre/bin/java 300
  • Select the new version as the default using:
      # alternatives --config java
  • Check the version of the default java installation:
      # java -version