Java Runtime (JRE)

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is an implementation of the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) that executes java programs. Visit the Java website for more information.

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Install Java Runtime (JRE)

  1. Download the latest rpm install file from Sun’s website
    1. Open the Java SE downloads page in a browser
    2. Click the Download button for the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)
    3. Select the Linux option for the Platform Select Box
    4. Check the I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 with JavaFX License Agreement checkbox
    5. Click the Continue button
    6. Download the Java SE Runtime Environment RPM file
      Click the jre-*-linux-i586-rpm.bin file
    7. Allow executing file as program (run the following command)
      chmod 0755 jre-*-linux-i586-rpm.bin
    8. Execute the file
    9. Read and accept to license
    10. Delete bin and rpm files
      rm -f jre-*-linux-i586-rpm.bin
      rm -f jre-*-linux-i586.rpm
    11. Set the /usr/bin/java link
      1. Delete the existing /usr/bin/java link
        rm -f /usr/bin/java
      2. Create a new /usr/bin/java link
        ln -s /usr/java/jre*/bin/java /usr/bin
    12. Create an alternatives link
      alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jre*/bin/java 90
    13. Set the alternatives java to be the default
      alternatives --config java
      Select the /usr/java/jre*/bin/java option
    14. Register Java Plugin with Firefox
      1. Ensure the Firefox plugins folder exists
        mkdir /usr/lib/firefox-*/plugins
      2. Create a symbolic link to the Java Plugin in the Firefox Plugins Directory
        ln -s /usr/java/jre*/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox-*/plugins
      3. Restart Firefox

Test Java Runtime (JRE)

  1. Visit the Java Runtime test website.


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