How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 7 on Linux Chakra 64-bit Desktop Easy Visual-Guide

December 2, 2012 | By Duchateaux.

Oracle JDK Quick Start for Linux Chakra

This Article shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 7 64-bit on Linux Chakra KDE4 x8664 Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Update your System Env Variables and PATH to make Chakra Aware of the Java JDK Installation.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 7 Development on Chakra.

And this Visual Guide includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Follow.

Java on Chakra
  1. Download Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK:

    Oracle JDK x64 tar.gz
  2. Right-Click on Archive > Open with Ark then Extract Into /tmp
    Java JDK 7 tar.gz Extraction 1

  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Kde4 Open Terminal

  4. Relocate JDK 7

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

    The above command is used to create a jvm directory if not already there.

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.7*

    Reiterate the Execution Permission over the Java binaries

    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.7*/bin

    Finally, Shift the Java contents with

    mv /tmp/jdk1.7* /usr/lib/jvm/

  5. Updating Env Variables and Path

    Exit from Root Shell.


    Exit Bash Configuration File

    nano ~/.bashrc


    export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_[xy]"
    export PATH="$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH"

    Just Substitute the Java JDK Update Version to [xy].
    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit from nano
    To Load New Env. Settings:


    Then Check if your New Java is Working :)

    java -version
  6. Optionally Set Java Environment Variable.

    su <myUser>
    nano $HOME/.bashrc


    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.<X.Y_uZ>

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano :)

    source $HOME/.bashrc
  7. How to Install Oracle Java Browser Plug-In:

    Install Oracle Java Firefox PlugIn

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