How to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 18.x LTS Easy Guide

June 18, 2016 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Oracle JDK 8 Quick-Start on Mint 18.x

Hello Linux User, this Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena/Sonya/Sylvia LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop.

To SetUp Oracle JDK you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.8 JDK8.

Some Java 8 Features:

  • LAMBDA Expressions Programming
  • The Stream API
  • The Nashorn Javascript Engine

To article bottom Link for Quick-Start in Java JDK 8 Development on Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and NetBeans IDEs for Mint Linux.

Furthermore to Make the Process Easier to Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 18.x - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK 8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on the JDK8 tar.gz Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Java JDK 8 tar.gz Extraction Path
    Or from Shell:

    tar xvfz jdk1.8*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Open Terminal Window

  4. Relocate JDK 8 Contents

    sudo su

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

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi
    chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.8*
    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.8*/bin
    mv /tmp/jdk1.8* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Installing 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

    To Switch the System Java Version in Use:

    update-alternatives --config java

    And for the Java Compiler instead:

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac

    To Change it Enter the Selection Number on First Column. :)

    To End the Super-User session:

  6. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    Edit the Bash environment Configuration file:

    nano $HOME/.bashrc


    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:

  7. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  8. How-to Install Eclipse on Linux Mint:
    Install Eclipse for Java.

    How-to Install IntelliJ IDEA on Linux Mint:
    Setup IntelliJ IDEA for Mint.

    How-to Install Netbeans IDE on Linux Mint:
    Setup NetBeans Java for Mint.

    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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