How to install Java OpenJDK on Ubuntu 16.04

Open Java Development Kit installation in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

install openJDK in Ubuntu

Java OpenJDK (short for Open Java Development Kit) is an open-source implementation of the Java platform, widely used for compiling projects as it brings in components for virtual machines, Java Class Library and the Java compiler (javac).

Java OpenJDK is a important prerequisite when compiling custom Android ROMs that are flashed in Android smartphones.

This article describes step-by-step info on how to install Java OpenJDK on Ubuntu 16.04 and above as well as Linux Mint 18.1 and above.

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following command to add the openJDK official repository source.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa  

STEP 3: Update the repository sources.

sudo apt-get update

STEP 4: Finally install Java OpenJDK with this command-line.

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

That’s it!

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