How-to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Elementary OS 32/64bit Linux Easy Guide

April 23rd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Elementary OS 32/64bit




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java Development Kit 6 i586/x8664 for Elementary OS 32/64bit Pantheon Linux Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Command Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle Java 1.6 JDK6.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 6 Development and also How-to Install Eclipse for Java on Elementary OS Linux.

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

The Content and Details of How-to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Elementary OS Linux are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

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  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6:

    Oracle JDK6 x86/x8664 .bin
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JDK 6 on Elementary OS Linux - Open Terminal
  3. Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive
    sudo su

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

    /jdk1.6*.bin
  4. Relocate JDK 6
    mv /jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm
  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK6
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/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. Getting-Started:

    Getting-Started Quickly with JDK6
  7. How-to Install Eclipse for Java Developers on Elementary OS:

    Install Eclipse Java for Elementary OS
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