How-to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid 32-64bit GNU/Linux Easy Guide

April 24th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Oracle JDK 6 QuickStart for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 6 for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Unity 32/64bit Linux+GNU 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 Links for QuickStart with Java JDK 6 Development with the Best Java IDEs: Eclipse, NetBeans & IntelliJ IDEA.

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

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6 for Linux:

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


    Install Oracle JDK 6 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Open Terminal
  3. Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive

    sudo su

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

  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 Latest Eclipse Neon 4.6 Java JEE for Ubuntu:
    Setup Eclipse on Ubuntu.

    How-to Install Netbeans 8 IDE for Java 8 on Ubuntu: Installing NetBeans IDE for Java 8 on Ubuntu.

    How-to Install IntelliJ IDEA 2016 for Java 8 on Ubuntu: Installing IntelliJ IDEA for Java 8 on Ubuntu.

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