How to Install Oracle Java JDK 7 on Linux Mint 18 Easy Visual-Guide

September 29, 2016 | By Regaz | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Mint 18 Oracle JDK 7 Installation Guide

The Linux Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How to Install and Getting-Started with the Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 7 on Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena/Sonya/Sylvia Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce 32/64-bit Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.7.

To the How to Install Oracle JDK 8+ on Linux Mint 18 Sarah Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 7 Development and also How to Install Evernote Clone for Linux Mint.

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

The Contents and Details are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Read & to Digest ;)

How to Install Oracle JDK 7 on Linux Mint 18  - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 7 for Linux:

    JDK 7 i586/x64 tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive and Extract into /tmp

    How to Install Oracle JDK 7 on Linux Mint 18  - Extraction 1

  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Oracle JDK 7 on Linux Mint 18  - Mate Open Terminal
  4. Relocate JDK 7


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

    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.

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/jdk1.7*

    Reiterate the Execution Permission over the Java binaries

    chmod -R +x /tmp/jdk1.7*/bin

    Finally, Shift the Java contents with

    mv /tmp/jdk1.7* /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. How to Install Evernote Clone on Linux Mint:
    Installing Nixnote on Linux Mint.

  6. Installing Oracle Java JDK 7

    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7*/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. :)

  7. Getting-Started with Oracle JDK 7 Programming

    Java Development Quick Start

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