How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

July 15th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin 6/7/8/9




The Linux Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Linux Zorin 6-7-8-9 i386/Amd64 Desktop.

At this Time the Oracle JDK 8 is Still in Early Release stage and is Maintained in the OpenJDK Development Repositories.

To SetUp Oracle JDK you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.8 JDK8.

The Powerful Java 8 New Features:

  • LAMBDA Expressions Programming
  • The Stream API
  • The Nashorn Javascript Engine

To the How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 8 Development and also to Install the Eclipse IDE for Java on Zorin Linux.

Furthermore to Make the Process Easier to Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Content and Details of How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin Linux are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin 6/7/8/9 - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive and Extract into
    /tmp

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/jdk-8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin 6/7/8/9 - Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction Path

  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Zorin 6/7/8/9 - Open Terminal Window

  4. Relocate JDK 8
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Make a jvm Directory if Not already there with

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.8*

    Reiterate the Execution Permission over the Java binaries

    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.8*/bin

    Finally Shift the Java content with

    mv /tmp/jdk1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8
    You can directly Copy & Paste the Commands into Terminal…

    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/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 Selection Number on First Column. :)

  6. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    su [myUserName]

    Edit the Bash environment Configuration file

    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8[uX]

    Replace the [uX] Looking for the Installed Java 8 Version with:

    ls /usr/lib/jvm/

    Ctr+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Load New Bash Config:

    bash
  7. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  8. Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start with Java JDK 8 Use & Development.

    How-to Install Latest Eclipse for Java Developers on Zorin:

    Install Eclipse Java for Zorin
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