Ubuntu: How to update to latest Java JRE 71? [duplicate]


I installed the java jre via my package manager and get this version:

$ java -version  java version "1.8.0_66"  Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_66-b17)  Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.66-b17, mixed mode)  

But the current Java Update is 71, so I downloaded it from the official website, but I don't know how to install the download and what exact file I should download. How do I do that? I use Ubuntu 14


If you installed Oracle java from ppa:webupd8team/java, it is quite easy to update it manually.

Download JDK from oracle site and extract it to


You will need to rename jdk1.8.0_72 to java-8-oracle.

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