Unable to locate package oracle-java7-installer - Ubuntu 13

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Was installing Java today, this is an easy install thanks to ppa:webupd8team/java, but when I tried it was not working, but has worked for me all this while.

Little goggling around found me a solution. Here is full conversation if you wanted to have a look http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2048793

Installing JAVA on Ubuntu is simple. Do the below to add the repository and run the below command ‘sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer’ to install.

Error.

ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package oracle-java7-installer

Solution.

Elevating to root.

ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo su

Adding to deb.

root@ubuntu:~# echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" \
                                                > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list

Adding to deb-src

root@ubuntu:~# echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" \
                                                >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list

Making sure we have the key as well.

root@ubuntu:~# apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886

Lets update our apt-get repository.

root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update

Now Install Oracle Java

root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
<..loads of verbose...>

root@ubuntu:~# exit

Checking Version

ahmed@ubuntu:~$ 
ahmed@ubuntu:~$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_60"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_60-b19)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.60-b09, mixed mode)
ahmed@ubuntu:~$

All done. !!!

Written on February 11, 2015