How to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Oracle Linux 6.X 32/64-bit Easy Guide

March 16, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Oracle Linux 6.X

The Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Oracle Linux 6.x i686/x8664 Desktop/Server.

To SetUp Oracle JDK in you may need to make use of the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java.

Some Java 8 Features:

  • LAMBDA Expressions Programming
  • The Stream API
  • The Nashorn Javascript Engine

To the How to Install Oracle JDK 8 in Oracle Linux 6.X Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 8 Development and also to Install the Java Web-Server Tomcat 7 for Oracle Linux.

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 JDK 8 in Linux Oracle are Expressly Minimal 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 JDK8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK8 i586/x8664 .rpm
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Oracle Linux 6.X - Open Terminal Window

  3. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    
    sudo su
    
    yum install ./jdk-8-linux*.rpm
    
  4. Setup Oracle Java JDK 8

    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.8*/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 Selection Number on First Column. :)

  5. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    su [myUserName]

    Or simply:

    exit

    And Edit the Bash environment Configuration file

    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8[uX]

    Replace the [uX] Looking for the Installed Java 8 Version with:

    ls /usr/lib/jvm/

    Ctr+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Load New Bash Config:

    bash
  6. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  7. How to Install Eclipse Java on Oracle Linux

    Eclipse Java IDE Install
  8. Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start Up with Java 8 Development.

    Welcome to Java 8 Challenge! ;)

    Installing Latest IntelliJ IDEA for Java Scala & Android on Oracle Linux

    Install the Latest IntelliJ for Oracle

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