Oracle Java JDK 6 How-to Install and Getting-Started on Linux Mint 14 Xfce 32bit Easy Visual-Guide

April 4th, 2013 by Regaz



The Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 6 i586 for Linux Mint 14 Nadia Xfce 32bit Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle JDK6.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 6 Development and also How-to Install Evernote Clone for Linux Mint.

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 Understand;)

Java On Mint
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6:

    Oracle JDK6 i586.bin
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Mint 13-14 Maya Xfce Open Terminal
  3. <

  4. Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive

    su 

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

    chmod +x </path/2>/jdk1.6*.bin
    .</path/2>/jdk1.6*.bin
  5. Relocate JDK 6
    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    mv </path/2>/jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm
  6. Installing Oracle Java JDK6
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/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 Reference Number on First Column. :)

  7. Optionally Set Java Environment Variable

    su <myUser>
    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

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

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano :)

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

    Install Oracle Java Firefox PlugIn

  9. How-to Install Evernote Clone on Linux Mint:

    Evernote for Linux Mint

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