How-to install Oracle JRE 8 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS Easy Visual-Guide

February 8th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JRE 8 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana




The Linux Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JRE 8 for Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS 32-64bit Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.8 JRE8.

To the Oracle JRE 8 Installation Linux Mint 17 Qiana Bottom there is a Link to Installing Oracle JDK 8 and Eclipse for Java Developers for 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 JRE 8 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana 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 JRE8 for Linux:

    Oracle JRE8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Open Terminal Window

  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf jre-8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Extraction

  4. Relocate Oracle JRE 8
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    To Make a jvm Directory Only if Not already there
    (You can directly copy & paste the commands into the terminal)

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    mv /tmp/jre1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
    
  5. Update System Java to Oracle JRE8
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.8*/bin/java 1065
    
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.8*/bin/javaws 1065
    

    How-to Install Latest Eclipse for Java SE on Linux Mint:

    Install Eclipse for Java Mint

    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. :)
    Last Achieve the SuperUser session:

    exit
  6. How-to Install Oracle-Sun JDK 8 on Mint Linux:

    Install Oracle JDK8 for Mint

    Now Thanks to Oracle-Sun Corporation You are Able to Successfully Start with Java JRE 8 Use & Development.

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