Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Working With Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 Java JDK/JRE ,Chrome and Android

Hi All,

Recently i updated my Linux system to 13.10 and to my greatest pleasure and frustration i ran into couple of issues :D

Here is a brief of what i faced and how it got resolved, hope this will help you get your stuff too! :)

In this post we will install Chrome, Instal Java7 and setup Android SDK. So lets begin

Well i am a great fan of Google Chrome but was upset with the fact that Google has not yet updated their application to support latest libraries, thus when you install Ubuntu 13.04 and above you will find that there are couple of dependencies that are unsatisfied.

Well there ain't much you need to do! :)

Install this depending on your OS installation

For 64 bit Systems: libudev064bit.deb
For 32 bit Systems: libudev032bit.dev

Once above is installed you can simply download the application from google and run the deb file. You should be able to install Chrome now :)

This has been a very prolonged issues as Oracle as not been able to make its way in Canonical repositories andUbuntu has been pushing openjdk and other open Java.
Again if you are a developer the you will be better off with Oracle Java only.

No worries simply follow the following steps:

  1. First remove openjdk from your system: sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
  2. Now install oracle java 7 in ubuntu 
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
  • Follow the installation steps
That its now you can check installed java version by typing  : java -version

Even if you have downloaded Android SDK you will not be able to run adb you will get follwoing issue all the time. error=2 No such file or directory' while attempting to get adb version from

This is due to missing ia32-lib which is not available for 13.04 and above hence you need to individual install libraries required for adb
Type following command

sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 lib32stdc++6 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32z1

And you are done :)
Hope you have been able to resolve all your issuesand now enjoy your Linux


Abhi said...

Wonderful. You were one heck of a sysadmn too. Great

X3R0 said...

was facing issues few days back
thanlks for a late post :p