Okay, I’m not sure why this didn’t work earlier but I assume it was because that I was restarting my computer rather than the terminal.
This is what I did:
And added these two lines, then restarted terminal (NOT COMPUTER)
JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/bin export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME
I should really read more carefully.
I have installed both the JDK and java-commons from the AUR and I wanted to test it however I ran into an issue when trying to use:
bash: javac: command not found
So i suspected it was a pathing issue. The command java works fine and so I checked the installation,
java version "1.8.0_144" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.144-b01, mixed mode)
And it appears the JDK is not listed. Does this mean I don’t have the JDK installed? Because when I use the add/remove software client it only has the option to remove the JDK.
The relevant path working for just the command “java” is:
Which I assume is the JAVA_HOME variable.
The installed (apparently not) JDK 8.0 is on the path:
and the javac script inside:
Inside this bin file, it also contains the normal “java” run script. So I have tried to change this variable using,
And adding this to the bottom
However this changes nothing, even on restarting the computer.
I have also tried simply adding the JDK path variable into $PATH to no avail. (With and without export at the front)
I found this: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/26047/how-to-correctly-add-a-path-to-path).
The top answer says to not use ~/.bashrc, rather to use ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile. I have opened both the latter config files but they appear to be both empty or non-existent.
I really am inclined to just reinstall everything at this point (Will that even change anything?) but I want to just make sure I have actually tried everything before I do so.
Any help much appreciated, thanks.