I can't install Java in elementary. I tried to install it in my computer:

$ sudo add/apt/repository ppa>webupd8team/java

bash: webupd8team/java: No such file or directory

What am I doing wrong?

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    – ounos
    Oct 21, 2016 at 23:18
  • I thought I had installed this update also, and yet my machine ignored java8. I think it may be due to python3 that you can't install some of the dependencies: sudo apt install software-properties-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package software-properties-common is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
    – user7049
    Oct 23, 2016 at 2:16

1 Answer 1


Add the PPA by doing the following:

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt update

This (1) lets you install PPAs on elementary Loki, (2) adds the PPA you want, and (3) update your records. Then you can install the package you were originally after.

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