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I had the issue today of not being able to install Java as can be seen below. (I snipped a lot of the garbage that we don’t need to see for the solution)

hendri@techedemic:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java9-installer 
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Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up oracle-java9-installer (9b81+9b81arm-1~webupd8~1) ...
Downloading Oracle Java 9...
--2015-09-30 14:35:17--  http://www.java.net/download/jdk9/archive/b81/binaries/jdk-9-ea-bin-b81-linux-x64-09_sep_2015.tar.gz
Connecting to 10.1.1.10:3142... connected.
Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 403 Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-9-ea-bin-b81-linux-x64-09_sep_2015.tar.gz
2015-09-30 14:35:17 ERROR 403: Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-9-ea-bin-b81-linux-x64-09_sep_2015.tar.gz.
 
download failed
Oracle JDK 9 is NOT installed.
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If you administer a lot of Ubuntu machines in many different locations, odds are you’ve been in the situation where you need to install a package,
and in this case more specifically openjdk-6-jre, withou access to the internet or any apt repository.

The simplest way to do this is to manually install using a .deb package (syntax: sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb ), although that will mean you will have to meet some strict dependencies, which in itself can become a nightmare to figure out.

There is another way and it’s simpler than you think – although some functionality might not be available. If you simply want to be able to execute ‘java’ with some parameters, for example generating reports from your web application, then read on..
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