How-to install Oracle JRE 8 on Linux Mint 18.x Easy Visual-Guide

May 2nd, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Oracle JRE 8 on Mint 18.x




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JRE 8 for Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena… LTS 32/64bit Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce 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 Mint 18.x Bottom there is a Link to Installing Eclipse for Java Developers for Mint Linux.

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

The Content and Details of this Guide are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

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Install Oracle JRE 8 on Mint 18.x




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You in Easy-Steps How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Oracle-Sun Official Java SE JRE 8 for Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena… i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce 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 Mint 18.x Bottom there is a Link to Installing Oracle JDK 8 and Eclipse for Java Developers for Mint Linux.

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

The Content and Details of How-to Install Oracle JRE 8 on Mint 18.x are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

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

    Install Oracle JRE 8 on Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
  2. Download Oracle Java SE JRE 8 for GNU/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 Mint 18.x - Extraction

  4. Relocate Oracle JRE 8
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    To Make a jvm Directory Only if Not already there
    (You can directly copy & paste the commands into the terminal)

    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 Latest Eclipse for Java SE on Mint:

    Install Eclipse for Java Mint

    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. :)
    Last Achieve the SuperUser session:

    exit
  6. How-to Install Oracle-Sun JDK 8 on Mint Linux:

    Install Oracle JDK8 for Mint

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

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