How to Install Oracle Official Java JDK7 X86 for Linux Mageia Cauldron & 3 KDE4 32bit Desktop Step-by-Step

February 12, 2013 | By Regaz.

The Tutorial shows you by Easy Steps How to Install and Getting-Started with the Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 32-bit on Mageia Linux Cauldron & 3 i686 Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.7.

Finally, to the article Bottom there is a Link 4 Getting Installed also the Java Tomcat 7 Servers on Mageia 2 GNOME Desktop.

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.

How to Install Oracle Java JDK on Linux Mageia Distro Guide List
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 7:

    JDK 7 i586.tar.gz
  • Right-Click Open with Ark on the tar.gz Archive Linux KDE4 JDK Extraction

    Extract Into /tmp.

  • Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mageia Linux 3 KDE Open Terminal
  • Relocate JDK 7


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    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/
  • Installing Oracle Java JDK 7

    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use with.

    update-alternatives --config java

    And for the Java Compiler instead:

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac

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

  • Getting-Started and Running with JDK 7:

    Quick Start Tutorial for JDK 7 Development
  • Guides to Installing the Tomcat 7 Server on Linux:

    How to Install Tomcat 7 on Linux Distros

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