Oracle Java JDK7 i586 How-to Install and Getting-Started on Linux Xubuntu 12.04 Precise i386 Easy Visual-Guide

September 2nd, 2012 by Regaz



The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 7 i586 for Linux Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Xfce 32bit Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Command Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle Java 1.7 JDK.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 7 Development and also How-to Install the Java Web-Servers Tomcat7 for Linux Xubuntu.

To Make the Entire Process Easier to Visualize and Retain the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Essentials Steps Involved.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Understand;)

Java On Ubuntu
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 7:

    JDK 7 i586.tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive and Extract into /tmpJava JDK 7 tar.gz Extraction Path
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Debian Open a Root Terminal Window
  4. Relocate JDK 7
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi

    The above command is used to create a jvm directory if not already there.

    chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.7*

    Reiterate the Execution Permission over the Java binaries

    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.7*/bin

    Finally Shift the Java content with

    mv /tmp/jdk1.7* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK 7
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use with

    update-alternatives --config java

    To Switch of Java Version Just Enter the Reference Number on First Column. :)

  6. Optionally Set Java Environment Variable

    su <myUser>
    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.<X.Y_uZ>

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano :)

    source $HOME/.bashrc
  7. How-to Install Oracle Java Browser Plug-In:

    Install Oracle Java Firefox PlugIn

Guides to Install the Tomcat 7 Java Server on Linux Xubuntu:

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