How-to Install Oracle Java JDK 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra 32/64bit Easy Visual-Guide

November 20th, 2013 by thelinuxevangelist

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

The Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 7 x86/x64 for Linux Mint 16 Petra Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce 32/64bit 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 7 on Linux Mint 16 Mate Bottom there is a Link for Quick Getting-Started with Java JDK 7 Development and also How-to Install Evernote Clone for Linux Mint.

To Make the Entire Process Easier to Visualize and Retain the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Essentials Steps Involved.

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  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 7:

    JDK 7 i586/x64 tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive and Extract into /tmpHow-to Install Oracle JDK 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Extraction 1
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    How-to Install Oracle JDK 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Mate Open Terminal
  4. Relocate JDK 7

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

    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.

    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 content with

    mv /tmp/jdk1.7* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. How-to Install Evernote Clone on Linux Mint:

    Evernote for Linux Mint
  6. 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

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

  7. Getting-Started:

    Java Development Quick-Start

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