How to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32/64-bit Linux Easy Guide

April 23, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty 32/64-bit

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 6 i586/x8664 for Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS 32/64-bit Linux Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Command Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle Java 1.6 JDK6.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 6 Development and also How to Install Eclipse for Java on Xubuntu Linux.

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

The Contents and Details of How to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty 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 JDK 6:

    Oracle JDK6 x86/x8664 .bin
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JDK 6 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty - Open Terminal
  3. Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    cd && cd Downloads
    ./jdk1.6*.bin
  4. Relocate JDK 6
    mv ./jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6

    And if Not jvm Dir then first do:

    mkdir /usr/lib/jvm
  5. 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. :)

  6. Getting-Started:

    Getting-Started Quickly with JDK 6 Development
  7. How to Install the Latest Eclipse for Java Developers for Xubuntu:

    Install Eclipse Java on Xubuntu

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