How-to Install Oracle Java JDK 8 on PCLinuxOS 32/64bit Easy Guide

February 26th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 for PCLinuxOS

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle Official Java JDK 8 on PCLinuxOS 2013/2014 KDE4 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

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

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 8 Development and Installing the Java Tomcat7 Server on PCLinuxOS 2012.

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 are Essentials and Give Focus only to Instructions and Commands.

Magic-Penguin Java
  1. Download Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8:

    Oracle JDK8 i386/x64 .tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into the /tmp Folder.
    Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction 1
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Debian Open a Terminal Window
  4. Relocate JDK 8


    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/jdk1.8*
    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.8*/bin
    mv /tmp/jdk1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8

    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
  6. Getting-Started and Running with JDK 8:

    Quick Getting-Started Tutorial for JDK 8 Development

Howto Install Apache Tomcat 7 Server on PCLinuxOS 2012
The Tutorial Contains Instructions 4 Installing Latest Tomcat 7 Java Server on PCLinuxOS Distro.

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