Note: this method was developed for older CentOS / Redhat systems and is unlikely to be required now.
Go to http://java.sun.com/ and download the JRE for your distribution.
If your distro supports RPM packages, get the “Linux self extracting RPM” version.
This will then create a .bin file, which you need to execute – ./
This will then extract the files to the current directory/java-xxx-xx
If you extracted these files in /usr/local then your java will be in /usr/local/java-xxx-xx which you can either rename to just java, or create a symolic link e.g. ln -s /usr/local/java /usr/local/java-xxx-xx
/etc/profile, and add this directory to your path, as per below.
# Path manipulation if [ `id -u` = 0 ]; then pathmunge /sbin pathmunge /usr/sbin pathmunge /usr/local/sbin fi pathmunge /usr/X11R6/bin after JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_01 pathmunge $JAVA_HOME/bin after export JAVA_HOME