Package Details: jdk8 8u261-1

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Package Base: jdk8
Description: Oracle Java 8 Development Kit LTS
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Keywords: java-environment-jdk java-openjfx java-runtime-headless-jre java-runtime-jre java-web-start-jre
Licenses: custom:Oracle
Provides: java-environment=8, java-environment-jdk=8, java-openjfx=8, java-runtime=8, java-runtime-headless=8, java-runtime-headless-jre=8, java-runtime-jre=8, java-web-start=8, java-web-start-jre=8
Submitter: Det
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 85
Popularity: 0.77
First Submitted: 2017-09-21 22:18
Last Updated: 2020-07-23 01:18

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Sources (6)

Pinned Comments

severach commented on 2019-04-17 06:47

Direct downloads are no longer available. Create your Oracle account, download, and put in with the PKGBUILD.

New and improved. Now you can just download to ~/Downloads then run the update.

Latest Comments

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ToastedToast commented on 2020-10-25 03:59

8u271 patch:

--- PKGBUILD    2020-10-24 22:54:54.786889790 -0500
+++ PKGBUILD    2020-10-24 22:45:35.689640435 -0500
@@ -10,7 +10,8 @@
 #_minor='231'; _build='b11'; _hash='5b13a193868b4bf28bcb45c792fce896'
 #_minor='241'; _build='b07'; _hash='1f5b5a70bf22433b84d0e960903adac8'
 #_minor='251'; _build='b08'; _hash='3d5a2bb8f8d4428bbe94aed7ec7ae784'
-_minor='261'; _build='b12'; _hash='a4634525489241b9a9e1aa73d9e118e6'
+#_minor='261'; _build='b12'; _hash='a4634525489241b9a9e1aa73d9e118e6'
+_minor='271'; _build='b09'; _hash='bd8dc95a810b095996acf5f5b0dd2a69'
 pkgdesc="Oracle Java ${_major} Development Kit"
@@ -94,13 +95,13 @@

@@ -250,3 +251,4 @@
   set +u
 set +u

ToastedToast commented on 2020-10-22 23:58

Flagged as Out-Of-Date (JDK 8u271 is out now)

jvybihal commented on 2020-10-05 07:10

Please, everyone, do not flag this package out-of-date when you are not even able to read. The instructions are are VERY clear. The "error" message tells you EXACTLY what to do. If you don't like it, use the openjdk or got scream at oracle. Just don't flag the package please, use your brain and eyes. Thanks.

Igneel commented on 2020-08-16 06:35

It is possible to download the jdk tarball after logging in. It seems oracle messed up their link redirection. You can use this link to download jdk 8 :[]

You can download other jdk the same way I believe. After sign in goto download page and click download on the preferred jdk. The link will fail as of now, blame oracle. But you can check the address bar. The link will have a redirect parameter with the actual working download link. Simply remove everything from beginning upto the 'redirect=' parameter or copy and paste the redirect link and you will be able to download the jdk tar ball.

TuxTech commented on 2020-08-14 06:58

Theres an error when installing this.

==> Making package: jdk8 8u261-1 (Fri 14 Aug 2020 02:53:41 PM)
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Downloading jdk-8u261-linux-x64.tar.gz...
The source file for this package needs to be downloaded manually
since it requires a login and is not redistributable.
Please visit
Java SE ... JDK, Download v
and download
to your Downloads folder (XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR) or in with the PKGBUILD.

Please do not post alternate sources. They are not legal. Advertising
will get them taken down by Oracle or too much traffic. Keep it a
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading manual://jdk-8u261-linux-x64.tar.gz
error downloading sources: jdk8

Is there any fix?

r08 commented on 2020-07-18 16:52

For those running tiling window managers like dwm and don't have a XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR or don't know how to set it, just put the tar.gz file in the same build directory. If anyone is having trouble downloading the new JDK8 261 update just follow the Pinned comment instruction about creating an oracle account, then download the x64 .tar.gz (or your architecture's) then from your browser Copy Download Link which will look something like this:

In the direct download link you will get the version-buildID-hash right after "jdk/" in this case my direct download link looks like: -8u261- (minor) -b12- (build) -a4634525489241b9a9e1aa73d9e118e6 (hash)

Modify the PKGBUILD and add those.

shastry commented on 2020-07-17 03:29

PKGEXT can now be '.pkg.tar.zst' ?

EgidioCaprino commented on 2020-07-16 17:05

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading
error downloading sources: jdk8

jSnow556 commented on 2020-07-05 22:32

I am having an issue relating to the file. This does not appear to be available from oracle anymore, I am unable to download it manually. ERROR: Failure while downloading

From Oracle's information provided here The unlimited policy files for earlier releases available here are required only for JDK 8, 7, and 6 updates earlier than 8u161, 7u171, and 6u16. On those versions and later the policy files are included, but not enabled by default.

With the latest being 8u251, can we exclude these from attempting to download, or is this still required?

I am unable to install JDK8 without the JCE policy. Any assistance is appreciated.

American_Jesus commented on 2020-05-15 22:56


Direct downloads are no longer available.

Yes they are