How to install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS Linux Easy Visual-Guide

May 2, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS Linux

Hello Elementary User! The Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How to Install and Getting-Started with the Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JRE 8 for Elementary OS 32/64-bit Gnome GNU/Linux 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 Elementary OS Bottom there is a Link to Installing Oracle JDK 8 and Eclipse for Java Developers for Elementary OS 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 Elementary OS 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. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on Elementary OS - Loki Pantheon Open Terminal
    Search into Apps.
  2. Download Oracle Java SE JRE8 for Linux

    Oracle JRE8 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  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 Elementary OS - Extraction

  4. Relocate Oracle JRE 8
    sudo su
    
    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 the Latest Eclipse for Java SE on Linux Elementary OS:

    Install Eclipse for Java Elementary OS

    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 Selection Number on First Column. :)
    Last Achieve the SuperUser session:

    exit
  6. How to Install Oracle-Sun JDK 8 on Elementary OS Linux

    Install Oracle JDK8 for Elementary OS

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


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