[CentOS] JRE 8.1 for CentOS6

Thu Sep 14 22:45:00 UTC 2017
Ulf Volmer <u.volmer at u-v.de>

On 14.09.2017 23:56, Larry Martell wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Ulf Volmer <u.volmer at u-v.de> wrote:

>> Again, please enter 'about:plugins' in the address bar of your browser
>> to make sure, that the right java version is activated.
> This is what I get from that:
> application/x-java-vm IcedTea class,jar

That's OpenJDK instead of Oracle.

> Then they asked me to run this:
> alternatives --config java
> There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.
>   Selection    Command
> -----------------------------------------------
> *+ 1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java
>    2           /usr/java/jre1.8.0_144/bin/jav

Maybe you should also try 'alternatives --config javaws' to switch to
the Oracle java webstart. But i'm not sure that this is possible for javaws.

>> And at last, please check the security options with jcontrol. Newer java
>> version are more restricted about security settings.
> I don't seem to have jcontrol

Should be part of your JRE installation:

[ulf at x1 ~]$ rpm -qlp Downloads/jre-8u144-linux-x64.rpm |grep bin/jcontrol

best regards