How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat linux 7.x 32/64bit Easy Guide

April 25th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Oracle JDK 8 QuickStart for Red Hat Linux 7.x

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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x i686/x8664 GNU Desktop/Server.

To SetUp Oracle JDK 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 Red Hat Linux 7.x Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 8 Development and also to Install the Java Web-Server Tomcat 7 for Red Hat 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 Red Hat Linux are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Read & Digest ;)

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK8 i586/x8664 .rpm
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x - Gnome3 Open Terminal
  3. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo su
    yum install ./jdk-8-linux*.rpm
  4. Setup Oracle Java JDK 8

    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/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. :)

  5. 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:

  6. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  7. How-to Install Eclipse with Java 8 Support on Red Hat Linux

    Eclipse with JDK8 Support
  8. 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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