How to Install Oracle JRE 9 on Linux Mint 18.x Easy Guide

May 2, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Oracle JRE 9 Quick Start for Mint 18.x

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Latest Oracle-Sun Java SE JRE 9 on Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena/Sonya/Sylvia LTS 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

To SetUp Oracle JRE 9 you will need to Use the update-alternatives Tool to Update your System Java to 1.9 JRE9.

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 9 on Mint 18.x are Expressly Minimal to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

Getting-started with Oracle JRE 9 on Mint 18.x - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing Oracle JRE 9 on Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
  2. Download Oracle Java SE JRE 9 for GNU/Linux

    Oracle JRE 9 i586/x8664 tar.gz
  3. Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/jre-9*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Oracle JRE 9 on Mint 18.x - Java JRE 9 tar.gz Extraction Path

  4. Relocate Java JRE 9

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
    Make a jvm Directory if Not already there with:

    if [ ! -d "/usr/lib/jvm" ]; then mkdir /usr/lib/jvm; fi

    Set the root SuperUser as Owner:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/jre-9

    Reiterate the Execution Permission over the Java binaries:

    chmod -R +x /tmp/jre-9/bin

    Finally, Shift the Java contents with:

    mv /tmp/jre-9 /usr/lib/jvm/
  5. Installing Oracle Java JRE 9
    You can directly Copy & Paste the Commands into Terminal…

    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jre-9/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jre-9/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 Selection Number on First Column. :)
    getting-started with Oracle JRE 9 on Mint 18.x - JRE Configuration

  6. How to Install Netbeans 8 IDE for Java 9 on Mint:
    Setup NetBeans Java for Linux.

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