I am planning to install the oracle JDK7 on my Debian Wheezy machine. To do so I am using java-package to install the jdk as a .deb package under Debian, as described here.

My question is: Can anybody describe the procedure to update the jdk when installed this way? Is it simply to repeat the installation steps with a newer jdk binary? Do I need to remove the old one?


you should just be able to repeat the steps, yes, and the files installed by the old .deb will be replaced by the new .deb (assuming the .deb has been created properly).

as a relevant aside, however, you might consider using the repository described here. i've been using it for a while now with great success. it's much easier this way!

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