How to Install Oracle JDK 6 on CentOS 6.X Linux Easy Guide

February 28, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Oracle JDK 6 on CentOS 6.X 32/64-bit

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Oracle-Sun Official Java Development Kit 6 i586/x8664 for CentOS 6.x 32/64-bit KDE/Gnome Linux Desktop.

After Installing you will need to Use the update-alternatives Command Tool to Update your System Java to Oracle Java 1.6 JDK6.

To the Article Bottom there is a Link for Quick Start with Java JDK 6 Development and also How to Install the Java Web-Servers Tomcat7 for CentOS.

And this Visual Guide includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

The Contents and Details of How to Install Oracle JDK 6 on CentOS 6.X are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand. ;)

Step-by-step – Oracle JDK 6 Ubuntu 22.04 Installation
  1. Download Oracle Java SE JDK 6

    Oracle JDK6 x86/x8664 .bin
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Install Oracle JDK 6 on CentOS 6.X - Open Terminal
  3. Unpack the jdk6.bin Archive

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    cd && cd Downloads
    ./jdk1.6*.bin
  4. Relocate JDK 6

    mv ./jdk1.6.* /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6

    And if Not jvm Dir then first do:

    mkdir /usr/lib/jvm
  5. Installing Oracle Java JDK6

    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/java 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javac 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/jar 1065
    update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.*/bin/javaws 1065

    Checking or Setting the System Java Version in Use with

    update-alternatives --config java

    And for the Java Compiler instead:

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac

    To Switch of Java Version Just Enter the Reference Number on First, Column. :)

  6. Getting-Started

    Getting-Started Quickly with JDK6
  7. How to Install Eclipse for Java Developers on CentOS

    Install Eclipse Java for CentOS

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