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Install OpenJDK :: Debian based systems

Let's configure your Debian based OS to use the OpenJDK 8.

  • On Linux terminal install OpenJDK 8 from a PPA repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
  • Update System package cache and install.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
  • Use the following command - If you have more than one Java versions installed on your system to switch version

sudo update-alternatives --config java
  • Verify if the correct JDK version is configured.
java -version

openjdk version "1.8.0_181"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_181-8u181-b13-2~deb9u1-b13)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.181-b13, mixed mode)

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