How-to Install Oracle Java JDK 8 on PCLinuxOS 32/64bit Easy Guide

February 26th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 PCLinuxOS

You are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Oracle Java JDK 8 on PCLinuxOS 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

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

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 8 Development and Installing Google-Chrome on PCLinuxOS.

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

Finally the Contents and Details are Essentials and Give Focus only to Instructions and Commands.

How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 PCLinuxOS - featured
  1. Download Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8:

    Oracle JDK8 i386/x64 .tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into the /tmp Folder.

    Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction 1

  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Debian Open a Terminal Window

  4. Relocate JDK 8


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

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

    The above command is used to create a jvm directory if not already there.

    chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.8*
    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.8*/bin
    mv /tmp/jdk1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Finally to Setup Oracle Java JDK 8

    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
  6. Getting-Started and Running with JDK 8:

    Quick Start Tutorial for JDK 8 Development
  7. Howto Install Google-Chrome on PCLinuxOS
    PCLinuxOS Chrome Installation.

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