[CentOS-docs] Suggestion for "how to" section: easy way to install the JDK?

Bob Stine

bob at waltonstine.net
Fri Oct 8 21:51:35 UTC 2010

I've read website http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/JavaOnCentOS.  I am a total 
newbie with CentOS, but currently, with update 21 of the Java 6 JDK and CentOS 
5.5, the installing the JDK appears to be simpler:

1. Download the latest *rpm.bin jdk (as of today,jdk-6u21-linux-i586-rpm.bin) 

2. chmod +x the downloaded file.
3. su
4. Execute the file.

The main advantage of this procedure is that you do not need to build an RPM. 
Bob Stine 
bob at waltonstine.net  (703) 217-4784
Rule for living: What Would Clint Eastwood Do?
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