How to Install Oracle Java JDK 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra Easy Visual-Guide

November 20, 2013 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Install Oracle JDK 7 on Linux Mint 16 32/64-bit Petra

The Tutorial shows you in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 7 x86/x64 for Linux Mint 16 Petra Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

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

To the How to Install Oracle JDK 8+ on Linux Mint 16 Mate Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 7 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 Contents and Details are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Read & to Digest ;)

Step-by-step – Oracle JDK 7 Mint 20 Installation Guide
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 7:

    JDK 7 i586/x64 tar.gz
  • Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive and Extract into /tmp
    How to Install Oracle JDK 8+ on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Extraction 1

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

    How to Install Oracle JDK 8+ on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Mate Open Terminal
  • Relocate JDK 7


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

    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/
  • How to Install Evernote Clone on Linux Mint:

    Evernote for Linux Mint
  • 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:

    Java Development Quick Start

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