[CentOS] HOW do I get Java 1.7 64-bit?

Thu Jul 19 12:20:51 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 07/19/2012 06:54 AM, James Hogarth wrote:
>> Yes. However, my BrailleBlaster project may require Java 1.7. I suppose
>> I can obtain it from Openjdk and install it manually. I should probably
>> uninstall Java 1.6 first. After I install Java 1.7, will subsequent use
>> of yuum update mess up that installation?
> You have a few of choices here...
> CentOS 6.3 includes openJDK 1.7 as a tech preview (and as such it will
> get security updates etc) so that TUV's customers can test against
> Java7....

Actually it is now fully supported and not a preview ... they messed up
and then fixed the announcement:


> Fedora 17 includes openJDK 1.7 as a 'supported' package (and indeed
> does not even have 1.6 in the repositories)...
> Install the Oracle Java package from Oracle's site and set JAVA_HOME
> etc etc appropriately to use it.... you may need to set up
> alternatives to make sure the Oracle Java takes preference if you
> install a package that results in a dependancy chain that pulls in
> openJDK.

This will get you java-1.7.0-openjdk on CentOS-6.3:

yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk

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