How to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 15 Olivia 32/64-bit Easy Guide

March 31, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 15 Olivia i386/amd64

The Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Linux Mint 15 Olivia 32/64-bit 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 Linux Mint 15 Olivia Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 8 Development on Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA on Mint 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 Mint 15 Olivia 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 tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on the JDK8 tar.gz Archive and Extract into
    /tmp

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 15 Olivia - Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction Path
    Or from Shell:

    tar xvfz jdk1.8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 15 Olivia - Open Terminal Window
  4. Relocate JDK 8
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Make a jvm Directory if Not already there with

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

    Set the root superUser as owner

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.8*

    Reiterate the Execution Permission over the Java binaries

    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.8*/bin

    Finally, Shift the Java contents with

    mv /tmp/jdk1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
    
  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8
    You can directly Copy & Paste the Commands into Terminal…

    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/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. :)

    Lastly to Exit from the Super-User session:

    exit
  6. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    su [myUserName]

    Or simply:

    exit
    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
  7. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  8. How to Install Eclipse Java on Linux Mint

    Eclipse Java IDE Install
  9. How to Install Netbeans 8 IDE for Java on Linux Mint

    Install Netbeans 8 Java for Mint
  10. Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start Up with Java 8 Development.

    Welcome to Java 8 Challenge! ;)


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