How can I completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13?

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    – Kevdog777
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 9:38
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    Already answered below. Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 2:11

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Here's how it's done:

# Must install 7 first or else when uninstalling six, it will try to install a bunch of replacement gcj stuff.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre
sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre-lib


> java -version
java version "1.7.0_03"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.1.1pre) (7~u3-2.1.1~pre1-1ubuntu3)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 22.0-b10, mixed mode)

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