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Old 03-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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Installing Java on CentOS 6

I wrote this note because I spent endless time trying to install
the right java on my machine according to

The reason is that Java site cannot even
label things properly !!

According to
[Linux RPM] actually means jre-6u31-linux-i586-rpm.bin
[Linux (self-extracting file)] actually means jre-6u31-linux-i586.bin
[Linux x64] actually means jre-6u31-linux-x64.bin
[Linux x64 RPM] actually means jre-6u31-linux-x64-rpm.bin

Because of this, I downloaded the wrong jre-6u31-linux-x64.bin and it is very hard
to tell before spending considerable time!

Can they not label things more consistently ?
I would recommend this:

[Linux x86 RPM] jre-6u31-linux-i586-rpm.bin
[Linux x86 self-extracting file] jre-6u31-linux-i586.bin
[Linux x64 RPM] jre-6u31-linux-x64-rpm.bin
[Linux x64 self-extracting file] jre-6u31-linux-x64.bin

This is just plain simple but why do they have to label things
in a very complicated way ?

I hope my note will be helpful to others (or at least ask Java to do
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.. endless time trying to install ..
The one minute solution :

32bits: # rpm -Uvh jdk-1.6.0_31-fcs.i586.rpm

64bits : # rpm -Uvh jdk-1.6.0_31-fcs.x86_64.rpm



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