How to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Linux Mint 19 LTS

August 24, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Oracle JDK 6 Linux Mint 19.x Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Oracle-Sun Java JDK 6 in Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina/Tricia LTS GNU+Linux Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Command Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle Java 1.6 JDK6.

To the Article Bottom there is Links for Quick Start with Java JDK 6 Development with the Best Java IDEs: Eclipse, NetBeans & IntelliJ IDEA.

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

Install Oracle JDK 6 on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina/Tricia - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Oracle JDK 6 on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina/Tricia - Open Terminal
  2. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6 for Linux:

    Oracle JDK6 x86/x8664 .bin
  3. Then Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive
    First, Access the Target:

    cd && cd Downloads

    Now to Check the Package is here:

    ls .

    Finally, to Extract the Binaries:

    cd && cd Downloads
    ./jdk1.6*.bin
  4. Follow to Relocate JDK 6

    sudo mv ./jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6

    And if Not jvm Dir then first do:

    mkdir /usr/lib/jvm

    Give you Admin Pass to Enable the “sudo” Command.

  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK6

    sudo update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/java 1065
    sudo update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javac 1065
    sudo update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/jar 1065
    sudo update-alternatives --install 
    /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use with

    sudo 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. :)

  6. Getting-Started

    Getting-Started Quickly with JDK6
  7. How to Install the Latest Eclipse 2020-03 R Java JEE for Linux Mint:
    Setup Eclipse on Linux Mint.

    How to Install Netbeans 8 IDE for Java on Linux Mint: Installing NetBeans IDE for Java 8 on Linux Mint.

    How to Install IntelliJ IDEA 2020 for Java Dev on Linux Mint: Installing IntelliJ IDEA for Java 8 on Linux Mint.


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