How to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring 32/64-bit Easy Guide

March 31, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring

The Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Ubuntu Linux 13.04 Raring Ringtail i386/Amd64 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 Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 8 Development and also to Install the Java Web-Server Tomcat 7 for Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu 13.04 Raring 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 tar.gz Archive and Extract into
    /tmp

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/jdk-8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring - Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction Path

  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Install Oracle JDK 8 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring - 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

    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. :)

  6. 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
  7. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  8. How to Install Eclipse Java on Ubuntu

    Eclipse Java IDE Install
  9. How to Install Netbeans 8 IDE for Java on Ubuntu:

    Install Netbeans 8 Java for Ubuntu
  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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