Installing Java Development Toolkit (JDK) on Linux

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Installing Java Development toolkit on Linux is always matter of difficulty since Oracle provides both RPM and tarballs in their official website. Installing RPM is pretty simple but installing through tarballs need sufficient environmental variable declaration which is little different from Windows Operating System.

javalinux

Follow the steps mentioned below to install java-1.6.

1.Download jdk-6u16-linux-x64.bin (From the URL mentioned in the prerequisites section) to /opt directory.

2.Change the permission of jdk-6u16-linux-x64.bin file to 755.

[root@bang opt]# chmod 755 jdk-6u16-linux-x64.bin

3.Execute the jdk-6u16-linux-x64.bin file to start installation.

[root@bang opt]# ./jdk-6u16-linux-x64.bin

Sun Microsystems, Inc. Binary Code License Agreement

for the JAVA 2 PLATFORM STANDARD EDITION DEVELOPMENT KIT 6.0

SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (“SUN”) IS WILLING TO LICENSE THE

SOFTWARE IDENTIFIED BELOW TO YOU ONLY UPON THE CONDITION

THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS BINARY

CODE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSE TERMS

(COLLECTIVELY “AGREEMENT”). PLEASE READ THE AGREEMENT

CAREFULLY. BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU

ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT. INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY

SELECTING THE “ACCEPT” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE

AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE

TERMS, SELECT THE “DECLINE” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE

AGREEMENT AND THE DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL PROCESS WILL NOT

CONTINUE.

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4.Press the Tab key until you reach the End of License Agreement Screen

5.Type yes and hit Enter key

6.It will installs jdk-1.6.0_16

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Do you agree to the above license terms? [yes or no]

yes

Unpacking…

Checksumming…

0

0

Extracting…

UnZipSFX 5.50 of 17 February 2002, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs@lists.wku.edu).

inflating: jdk-6u16-linux-x64-rpm

Preparing… #################################### [100%]

1:jdk #################################### [100%]

Done.

#

7.Add below lines in /etc/profile file to define JAVA_HOME and its PATH

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk-1.6.0_16

export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:$JAVA_HOME/bin:

8. Verify the java installation by running the following command in the new window.`

[root@bang opt]# java -version

java version “1.6.0_16”

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_16-b01)

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.2-b01, mixed mode)

[root@bangvbapp opt]#

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