Oracle Java JDK 6 How to Install on Linux Debian 8 Jessie Easy Visual-Guide

July 31, 2013 | By Regaz.

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Debian Jessie 8

The Tutorial shows you in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 6 i586/x64 for Debian 8 Jessie GNOME3/Kde/Xfce/Lxde 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 Debian.

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 JDK 7 on GNU/Linux Distros
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6

    Oracle JDK6 .bin
  • Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)


    Install Oracle JDK 6 on Debian Jessie 8 - Open Terminal
  • Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive


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

    chmod +x </path/2>/jdk1.6*.bin
  • Relocate JDK 6

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    mv </path/2>/jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm
  • 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

    And for the Java Compiler instead:

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac

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

  • 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
  • How to Install Oracle Java Browser Plug-In:

    Install Oracle Java Firefox PlugIn

  • How to Install Evernote Clone on Debian Linux:

    Evernote for Debian

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