Installing oracle-java9-installer on Ubuntu Error Fix

The oracle-java9-installer, as of writing, has an old URL that doesn’t redirect properly to the right URL, which causes the installer to fail when it tries to download the binaries.

Setting up oracle-java9-installer (9b162-1~webupd8~0) ...
Using wget settings from /var/cache/oracle-jdk9-installer/wgetrc
Downloading Oracle Java 9...
--2017-05-19 04:10:54-- http://www.java.net/download/java/jdk9/archive/162/binaries/jdk-9-ea+162_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
Resolving www.java.net (www.java.net)... 137.254.56.25
Connecting to www.java.net (www.java.net)|137.254.56.25|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://home.java.net/download/java/jdk9/archive/162/binaries/jdk-9-ea+162_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz [following]
--2017-05-19 04:10:54-- https://home.java.net/download/java/jdk9/archive/162/binaries/jdk-9-ea+162_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
Resolving home.java.net (home.java.net)... 156.151.59.19
Connecting to home.java.net (home.java.net)|156.151.59.19|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.oracle.com/splash/java.net/maintenance/index.html [following]
--2017-05-19 04:10:54-- http://www.oracle.com/splash/java.net/maintenance/index.html
Resolving www.oracle.com (www.oracle.com)... 184.30.70.138, 2600:1408:10:184::2d3e, 2600:1408:10:185::2d3e
Connecting to www.oracle.com (www.oracle.com)|184.30.70.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 503 Service Unavailable
2017-05-19 04:10:54 ERROR 503: Service Unavailable.
download failed
Oracle JDK 9 is NOT installed.

You will need to manually install the binary and run dpkg to configure it. Change the URL from http://www.java.net/download/ to http://download.java.net/.

cd /var/cache/oracle-jdk9-installer
sudo wget http://download.java.net/java/jdk9/archive/162/binaries/jdk-9-ea+162_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
sudo dpkg --configure -a
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2 Responses to Installing oracle-java9-installer on Ubuntu Error Fix

  1. Glorbon Oktar says:

    The commands are slighly incorrect. The first line should be “cd /var/cache/oracle-jdk9-installer” not java9 installer and the third command should be sudo dpkg –configure -a, not dkpg. Thank you though, this saved me quite a bit of time

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