As I’m sure many of you are well aware sometimes you need to pick and choose when to upgrade an application, particularly when you need to wait for application compatibility.  This being the case, you want to be able to update your OS for vulnerabilities without breaking the applications that run on it that may not support the newest version of certain dependencies (such as Java).  More work for you, but less work in the log run.  Anywho, below is a quick step-by-step for installing Java JDK/JRE without using an APT repository:

1.  Make your installation directory

2.  Navigate to the Java Downloads Page and download the needed version (jdk-VERSION-linux-x64.tar.gz)

NOTE: I had trouble with wget not downloading the file correctly.  I had to download on a Windows machine and use WinSCP to copy over the file.

3.  Move (or copy) the downloaded file to your installation directory if not already there

4.  Unpack the tarball

5.  Delete the tarball (optional)

6.  Configure Java with the following commands

7.  Create Java Environment Variables

Copy the following into the file and save, adjusting as necessary

8.  Then run the following to apply

 

Done!

Run the following to check the installed running version

Run the following to return Java variable locations