Java installation on ubuntu 12.04

1.Installation OpenJDK

Download and Install OpenJDK and Oracle JDK on ubuntu 12.04

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

If your system has more than one version of Java, configure which one your system
uses be entering the following command in a terminal window
sudo update-alternatives –config java

Select the option corresponding to desired java version 2.

2.Installation of oracle JDK

  • Download Oracle JDK

Go to download site http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-7u4-downloads-1591156.html
and select jdk-7u4-linux-x64.tar.gz for download.

  • Extract and Install

tar -xvf jdk-7u2-linux-x64.tar.gz (64bit)

JDK 7 package is extracted into ./jdk1.7.0_02 directory

sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/java” “java” “/opt/softwares-linux/jdk1.7.0_04/bin/java” 1
sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/javac” “javac” “/opt/softwares-linux/jdk1.7.0_04/bin/javac” 1
sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/javaws” “javaws” “/opt/softwares-linux/jdk1.7.0_04/bin/javaws” 1

  • Configure Default Java Configuration

sudo update-alternatives –config java
sudo update-alternatives –config javac
sudo update-alternatives –config javaws

Check the version of you new JDK 7 installation

Reference : http://roshanbook.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/installing-oracle-jdk-7-on-ubuntu/

3.NetBeans IDE installation

Go  to Netbeans IDE download page http://netbeans.org/downloads/

select the suitable installation .

This will download netbeans-7.1.2-ml-linux.sh file

Execute the script

sudo sh ./netbeans-6.5-ml-java-linux.shcript

After the installation has completed set up soft links to the library and provide suitable permission

ln -s /opt/softwares-linux/netbeans-7.1.2/bin/netbeans /usr/local/bin/netbeans

Reference : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Netbeans

before launching change the java reference to openjdk
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