How-to install Oracle JRE 8 on Linux Mint Debian 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

February 9th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JRE 8 on LMDE Linux



The Linux Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JRE 8 for Linux Mint Debian Edition 2012/2013/2014 i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.8 JRE8.

To the Oracle JRE 8 Installation LMDE Bottom there is a Link to Installing Oracle JDK 8 and Eclipse for Java Developers for Linux Mint Debian.

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 JRE 8 on LMDE are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Read & Digest ;)

Install Oracle JRE 8 on LMDE - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JRE8 for Linux:

    Oracle JRE8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on LMDE - Open Terminal Window

  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf jre-8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on LMDE - Extraction

  4. Relocate Oracle JRE 8
    su 
    
    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    mv /tmp/jre1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
    
  5. Update System Java to Oracle JRE8
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.8*/bin/java 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.8*/bin/javaws 1065
    

    How-to Install Latest Eclipse for Java SE on Linux LMDE:

    Install Eclipse for Java LMDE

    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. How-to Install Oracle-Sun JDK 8 on Linux Mint Debian:

    Install Oracle JDK8 for LMDE

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

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