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Install and configure Java in linux

Filed under: Linux — Ishtiaque @ 7:43 am

1. Change the directory by running the cmd “cd /usr/java

2. Change the user as root by running the cmd “su – root

3. Chagne the permission of the downloaded JRE file as “chmod a+x jre-6u<version>-linux-i586-rpm.bin"

4. Run the file as “./jre1.6.0_16-linux-i586-rpm.bin"

5. update-alternatives –install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jre1.6.0_16/bin/java 500

6. update-alternatives –config java

7. Type the desired jre option and enter.

8. Edit the file /etc/profile and append the line:


9. Restart the machine and verify it by typing java -version.


1. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297770

2. http://php.ptagis.org/wiki/index.php/Define_java_in_Redhat_linux_using_alternatives

3. http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-Java-in-Fedora-Core-6-39724.shtml


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