How to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat linux 7.x 32/64-bit Easy Guide

April 25, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Oracle JDK 8 Quick-Start for Red Hat Linux 7.x

The Guide Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install Oracle-Sun Java SE JDK 8 i586/x8664 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x i686/x8664 GNU Desktop/Server.

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 the How-to Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat Linux 7.x Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 8 Development and also to Install the Java Web-Server Tomcat 7 for Red Hat 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 JDK 8 on Red Hat Linux are Expressly Minimal to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK8 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK8 i586/x8664 .rpm
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window

    Install Oracle JDK 8 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x - Gnome3 Open Terminal
  3. Installing Oracle Java JDK 8

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo su
    yum install ./jdk-8-linux*.rpm
  4. Setup Oracle Java JDK 8

    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install \
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.8*/bin/javaws 1065

    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. :)

  5. Setting JAVA_HOME User Environment Variable (Optional)

    su [myUserName]

    Or simply:


    And 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:

  6. Test New Java JDK 8 Installation

    java -version
  7. How-to Install Eclipse Java on Red Hat Linux

    Eclipse Java IDE Install
  8. 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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