Installing java 7 is a simple process in linux (debian etc). Follow these simple steps to get it installed.

sudo su
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
apt-get update
apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
exit

To set Java 7 as the default version run (you may have to sudo):

apt-get install oracle-java7-set-default

And run the following to check the java version

java -version

 

Matt Reid

Lead Software Architect. Java/Node enthusiast, badminton lover, foodie.

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