I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 installed on my machine, on the previous versions of Ubuntu it was deadly easy, now there is this command
update-java-alternatives with a really bad man page.
I just have my JDK unpacked on a mounted partition like
/media/mydisk/jdk, how i can force the use of that JDK instead of the one that comes in the Ubuntu repository?
What is the logic behind this
As a graphical alternative to @AnwarShah's command-line method, consider using Gnome Alternatives (
sudo apt-get install galternatives):
Start GAlternatives, select each java option, change it to manual, and Add your alternative (the example here is the IBM JRE installed in my home directory):