This Manjaro tutorial is going to show you how to install Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 on Manjaro 16.06. Java JRE is an essential package for Linux users. Many software built on top of Java and we need to install Java in order to run the software on Linux.
Steps to install Oracle Java JRE 8 on Manjaro 16.06
Step 1. Download Oracle Java JRE package for Linux
Follow this link to download the Oracle Java package for Linux. Select the correct architecture. On Manjaro, choose the .tar.gz pacakge from the list.
You should have a new file called jre-8u92-linux-x64.tar.gz. The file name could be different depends on the version you download.
Step 2. Extract the file
To extract, select the file and right click. Select Extract here to immediately extract to the current directory. You will have a new folder called jre1.8.0_92. Or, you can also use the Terminal command
tar -xzvf jre-8u92-linux-x64.tar.gz.
Step 3. Move the folder to /opt
sudo mv jre1.8.0_92 /opt
Step 4. Create symlink for java binary
Execute this command to create symlink to the java binary
sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.8.0_92/ /usr/bin/java
Now check the java version
The output should looks like this
[manjaro@manjaro bin]$ java -version
java version “1.8.0_92”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_92-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.92-b14, mixed mode)