Installing Java on Ubuntu or Debian
Some linux distributions (notably Debian and Ubuntu) come with a free version of Java called GIJ (from the GCJ project) pre-installed:
Unfortunately GCJ is incomplete, and unable to run Atlassian Java applications without problems.
The solution is to install a supported version of Java. Visit the Java download page on the Oracle web site to download a supported version of Java for your Linux distribution. Installation instructions are provided on this web site.
After doing this, make sure the correct version of Java is in use by running
If the GCJ Java is still being used, you will need to explicitly set Linux's default Java platform to a JIRA-supported (e.g. Oracle's) Java platform as the default:
Some programs like Tomcat (bundled with most Atlassian products) need a JAVA_HOME variable set, so they know where Java is installed. This can be set system-wide in
The variable will be set for new terminals:
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