With the amount of security fixes coming out for java as of recent, it’s been tough for package maintainers to keep up. As a result, I’ve found it necessary to manually keep track and update java JRE.

There are much simplier ways of keeping up to date however. One such way is to use the dunisoft script by adding their deb respository and installing their update-sun-jre scripts.

My current daily workstation runs Ubuntu 14.04 which is a LTS (Long term support) release and the duinsoft method works best for my needs

http://www.duinsoft.nl/packages.php?t=en#repo