Installing the SUN JDK on Fedora is pretty simple. Here are some steps you can follow:
1. Go to: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
2. Click the download button next to: “Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 6 Update 11” or which ever version you want.
3. On the next page, select Platform: “Linux” and Language: “Multi-language”. Click on Continue.
4. Then click on the file to download: jdk-6u11-linux-i586.bin This will download the file to your computer.
5. Next we need to make the file executable:
chmod a+x jdk-6u11-linux-i586.bin
6. Then run the installer:
You’ll need to read the Terms & Conditions and accept them.
At this point you can use it as it or set it up more. Here is what I did.
7. As root I moved it to /usr/local
sudo mv jdk1.6.0_11 /usr/local
8. Then I updated my .bashrc to add it to my path:
Add the following:
9. Now to use java either source the .bashrc like:
Or open a new terminal window.
Note 1: Note, these steps should work on most linux distros.
Note 2: If you already have OpenJDK installed, you can remove it with:
# yum remove java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin
Note 3: If you are missing some dependancies, you can add them like:
# yum install compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296
Adding javac to your Path
To make javac available to any individual user, just add the following to each user’s path:
For example, if you have a user called doug, you’d open:
And add the 2 export command. (This assume you are using bash and the /home/doug is your home directory)
If you want to make is available to all users, as root edit the file:
And again add:
If your shell is tcsh, you can add it here:
You need to manuallly install the plugin. I followed the instructions in this thread: http://www.e-graviton.com/ird/node/195
On my Linux box, the plugins directory does not exist. So I have to create a new one first. Here are the steps:
1. Make a symbolic link:
$ mkdir plugins
$ ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.6.0_11/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so
2. Then I added the following lines to my .bash_profile
3. Log off and log on again, start the firefox, and I can run the java applet on linux!