How-to Install Oracle Java JDK 8 for MX antiX 14.x GNU/Linux 32-64bit Easy Guide

April 5th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JDK 8 on MX antiX 14.x i386/amd64

The Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for MX antiX 14.x Linux+GNU 32/64bit Xfce/Fluxbox/IceWM Desktop.

After Installing 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 MX antiX 14.x Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 8 Development and also to Install the Java Web-Server Tomcat for MX antiX 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 8 on MX antiX 14.x are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Read & Digest ;)

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  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  2. Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on MX antiX 14.x - Open  Terminal

  3. Double-Click on the JDK8 tar.gz Archive and Extract into

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on MX antiX 14.x - Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction Path

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvfz ~/Downloads/jdk-8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Relocate Oracle JDK 8

    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

    Set the root superUser as holder

    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. Update System Java to Oracle JDK8

    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. :)

    Lastly to Exit from the Super-User session:

  6. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    su [myUserName]

    Edit the Bash environment Configuration file

    nano $HOME/.bashrc


    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:

  7. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  8. How-to Install Eclipse with Java 8 Support on MX antiX

    Eclipse with JDK8 Support
  9. Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start Up with Java 8 Development.

    Welcome to Java 8 Challenge! ;)

    Install Latest IntelliJ IDEA for Java & Android on Linux MX antiX
    Setup IntelliJ on MX antiX.

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