Installing JDK 8 and Eclipse on porteus?

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Installing JDK 8 and Eclipse on porteus?

Postby Jacoby59 » 11 Jan 2016, 17:24

Someone help me install JDK 8 and Eclipse IDE for Java Developers on 32bit Porteus 3.0. Thanks
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Re: Installing JDK 8 and Eclipse on porteus?

Postby killermenpl » 15 Jan 2016, 18:14

Follow instructions here, then extract eclipse somewhere (preferably your desktop) and symlink the jre folder from
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/usr/lib64/java/

or
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/usr/lib/java/

(depends if you have 32bit system or 64bit)
to the folder where eclipse executable is located. It should work fine
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Re: Installing JDK 8 and Eclipse on porteus?

Postby Jacoby59 » 16 Jan 2016, 14:20

Sorry, noob here. I've downloaded and activated jre-8u66-i586-1.xzm from the links provided on the thread that you linked, but I'm not sure how to proceed from here. I found this thread and here slaxmax says that for JDK I'll have to download an additional file (jdk-8u66-linux-i586.tar.gz) along with the jre-8u66-linux-i586.tar.gz. I've downloaded that as well. Now, should I simply convert jdk-8u66-linux-i586.tar.gz to xzm and activate it? Or is there something else that I should do?

As for the Eclipse part, I've downloaded and extracted it but I have no idea how to symlink a folder

EDIT: I learned how to symlink directories but I can't find a jre folder inside the /usr/lib/java. The only folders there are bin, lib, man & plugin.
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Re: Installing JDK 8 and Eclipse on porteus?

Postby killermenpl » 16 Jan 2016, 15:29

You have to download the jdk, not jre. The javabuilder does work and makes a jdk module, which contains jre. Just deactivate and delete jre module. You will have jre folder then. Symlinking is very easy. Just drag&drop the folder using right mouse button instead of left mouse button.
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Re: Installing JDK 8 and Eclipse on porteus?

Postby Jacoby59 » 16 Jan 2016, 15:54

It works now! Thanks!
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