This documentation refers to an earlier version of Islandora. is current.

Install Java 8 jdk (Oracle) via "apt"

 Open a command line interface and enter the following (Ubuntu):

Installation instructions for Java SE 7 on Ubuntu
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

For other *nix variants you may have to add other repos or manually download and install Java.

*Do not use OpenJDK because some component you might need down to road e.g. Djatoka will only work with Oracle Java

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