How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela LTS 32-64bit Easy Guide

October 6th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Oracle JDK 8 QuickStart on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela



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 Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela LTS i386/amd64 Desktop.

To SetUp 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 Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 8 Development on Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA on Mint Linux.

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

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  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK8 for Linux:

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

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction Path

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvfz jdk1.8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Open Terminal Window
  4. Relocate JDK 8
    sudo su

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

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    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

    To Switch of Java Version Just Enter the Selection Number on First Column. :)

    Lastly to Exit from the Super-User session:

    exit
  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. How-to Install Eclipse with Java 8 Support on Linux Mint

    Eclipse with JDK8 Support
  9. How-to Install Netbeans 8 IDE for Java 8 on Linux Mint:

    Install Netbeans 8 Java 8 for Mint
  10. Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start Up with Java 8 Development.

    Welcome to Java 8 Challenge! ;)

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