Oracle Java JDK 6 How to Install on Linux Debian Stretch 9 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

April 22, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Debian Stretch 9

The Tutorial shows you in Easy-Steps How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 6 i586/x64 for Debian Stretch 9 GNOME3/Kde/Xfce/Lxde Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle JDK6.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 6 Development and also How to Install Evernote Clone for Debian.

And this Visual Guide includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Follow.

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Debian Stretch 9 Linux - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6

    Oracle JDK6 .bin
  • Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)


    Install Oracle JDK 6 on Debian Stretch 9 - Open Terminal
  • Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    chmod +x </path/2>/jdk1.6*.bin
  • Relocate JDK 6

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    mv </path/2>/jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm
  • Installing Oracle Java JDK6

    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use with

    update-alternatives --config java

    And for the Java Compiler instead:

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac

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

  • Optionally Set Java Environment Variable.

    su <myUser>
    nano $HOME/.bashrc


    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.<X.Y_uZ>

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano :)

    source $HOME/.bashrc
  • How to Install Oracle Java Browser Plug-In:

    Install Oracle Java Firefox PlugIn

  • How to Install Evernote Clone on Debian Linux:

    Evernote for Debian

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