How to install Oracle JRE 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra Easy Visual-Guide

March 1, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

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

The Guide shows you in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JRE 7 i586/x64 for Linux Mint 16 Petra i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

To SetUp Oracle JRE you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.7 JRE7.

To the Oracle JRE 7 Installation Linux Mint 16 Petra Bottom there is a Link to Installing Oracle JDK 7 and Eclipse for Java Developers for Linux Mint.

Furthermore, to Make the Process Easier to Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Contents and Details of How to Install Oracle JRE 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

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  1. Download Oracle Java SE JRE7 for Linux.

    Oracle JRE7 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on JRE7 Archive and Extract into /tmp.

    Install Oracle JRE 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra - tar.gz Archive Extraction

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

    Install Oracle JRE 7 on Linux Mint 16 Petra Open Terminal Window

  4. Relocate Oracle JRE 7

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
    To Make a jvm Directory Only if Not already there
    (You can directly copy & paste the commands into the terminal)

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi

    Set the root superUser as owner

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.7*

    Then to shift the Oracle JDK 7 contents

    mv /tmp/jdk1.7* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Installing Oracle Java JRE7

    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use

    update-alternatives --config java

    And for the Java Compiler instead:

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac

    To Switch of Java Version Just Enter the Selection Number on First, Column. :)
    Last Achieve the SuperUser session:

  6. How to Install Oracle-Sun JDK 7 on Linux Mint

    Install Oracle JDK for Mint

    Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start with Java JRE 7 Use & Development.

    How to Install Eclipse for Java Developers on Linux Mint

    Install Eclipse Java for Mint

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