[CentOS] Re: Java JDK on CentOS 4.4

Edward Diener eldiener at tropicsoft.com
Thu Nov 16 14:16:34 UTC 2006

Cady, Josh wrote:
> Yesterday I downloaded the "Linux x64 RPM in self-extracting file"
> jdk-1_5_0_09-linux-amd64-rpm.bin from Sun's website and it installed it
> easily.  
> "chmod +x jdk-1_5_0_09-linux-amd64-rpm.bin"
> "./jdk-1_5_0_09-linux-amd64-rpm.bin"
> It ends up in /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_09/

Thanks, that worked well. I basically followed the instructions for 
JPackage at http://www.jpackage.org/installation.php, using alternatives 
if I ever need more than one Java package, and now have the latest Java 
5.0 setup properly for CentOS 4.4.

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Behalf Of Edward Diener
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 3:28 PM
>> To: centos at centos.org
>> Subject: [CentOS] Java JDK on CentOS 4.4
>> I did not choose Java when I installed CentOS 4.4 and I want to
> install
>> a JDK to do Java programming. What is the default Java JDK for CentOS
>> 4.4 ? I see under YumEx very little which looks like a Java JDK. Is
>> there one in the distribution ? Is there a way to get Sun's latest JDK
> 5
>> installed safely and successfully on CentOS 4.4, perhaps via an RPM
> for
>> it tailored to CentOS 4.4, or should I just use the one on Sun's web
>> site ? After installing the RPM is there anything else I have to do to
>> get it to work properly in CentOS 4.4 ? Any help is gratefully
>> appreciated.
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