How-to install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS Linux Easy Visual-Guide

May 2nd, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS Linux




Hello Elementary User! This Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JRE 8 for Elementary OS 32/64bit Gnome GNU/Linux Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.8 JRE8.

To the Oracle JRE 8 Installation Elementary OS Bottom there is a Link to Installing Oracle JDK 8 and Eclipse for Java Developers for Elementary OS 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 JRE 8 on Elementary OS 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. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS - Loki Pantheon Open Terminal
    Search into Apps.
  2. Download Oracle Java SE JRE8 for Linux:

    Oracle JRE8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf jre-8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS - Extraction

  4. Relocate Oracle JRE 8
    sudo su
    
    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    mv /tmp/jre1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
    
  5. Update System Java to Oracle JRE8
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.8*/bin/java 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.8*/bin/javaws 1065
    

    How-to Install Latest Eclipse for Java SE on Linux Elementary OS:

    Install Eclipse for Java Elementary OS

    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. :)
    Last Achieve the SuperUser session:

    exit
  6. How-to Install Oracle-Sun JDK 8 on Elementary OS Linux:

    Install Oracle JDK8 for Elementary OS

    Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start with Java JRE 8 Use & Development.

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