Install Oracle Java 7u79/80 on Fedora 24/23, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8/5.11 - Comment Page: 7

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    1. When I install the updates of openjdk I have to set the alternatives to oracle java again. Is there a way around this?

      Reply
      • Hi grinsepilz,

        Setting higher priority to Oracle Java should work, 200000 should be enough currently. I update this guide also to 200000 priority.

        Reply
    2. Hi! Thank you for the guide, it’s really helpful. I’ve followed it when installing Oracle’s JDK before, but I am getting the following message now:

      [[email protected] Downloads]# rpm -Uvh jdk-7u45-linux-x64.rpm
      Preparing... ################################# [100%]
      file /etc/init.d/jexec from install of jdk-2000:1.7.0_45-fcs.x86_64 conflicts with file from package jre-1.7.0_21-fcs.x86_64

      If I ignore it and follow the instructions, I get the following output when trying to install javaws:

      [[email protected] Downloads]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws 20000
      failed to read link /usr/bin/javaws: No such file or directory

      Any idea on what might be wrong?

      Thanks!

      Reply
      • Hi Annibal,

        Problem is that you have jre installed and you try install install jdk, please remove jre first:

        
        yum remove jre
        

        Then try installation again.

        Reply
    3. Hi JR. First of all let me say your guide is one of the cleariest and nicest guides I’ve found lately, very well explained and simple to understand (both guide and comment responses :) )

      I have a question: I’ve run the installation procedure (didn’t even get the .pack errors):


      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# rpm -Uvh Downloads/jdk-7u45-linux-x64.rpm
      Preparing... ################################# [100%]
      Updating / installing...
      1:jdk-2000:1.7.0_45-fcs ################################# [100%]
      Unpacking JAR files...
      rt.jar...
      jsse.jar...
      charsets.jar...
      tools.jar...
      localedata.jar...
      jfxrt.jar...
      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/java 200000
      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws 200000
      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --install /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so.x86_64 /usr/java/latest/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so 200000
      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/latest/bin/javac 200000[[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/latest/bin/jar 200000

      The problem rises here, java -version runs clear, javaws doesn’t:


      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# java -version
      java version "1.7.0_45"
      OpenJDK Runtime Environment (fedora-2.4.3.0.fc19-x86_64 u45-b15)
      OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)
      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# javaws
      bash: javaws: command not found...

      Just as you mentioned in the commands, I’ve checked libX11:


      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# yum install libX11
      Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
      updates/19/x86_64/metalink | 28 kB 00:00
      updates | 4.6 kB 00:00
      updates/19/x86_64/primary_db | 9.2 MB 00:01
      (1/2): updates/19/x86_64/pkgtags | 645 kB 00:00
      (2/2): updates/19/x86_64/updateinfo | 865 kB 00:00
      Package libX11-1.6.0-1.fc19.x86_64 already installed and latest version
      Nothing to do

      What could be the reason?
      Thanks

      Reply
      • Hi Apolliom,

        First thanks for compliments!

        And your problem, looks like also java -version output is wrong, because it’s OpenJDK Runtime Environment.

        Could you post output of following commands first:

        
        alternatives --display java
        
        alternatives --display javaws
        
        ls -la /usr/bin/java
        
        ls -la /usr/bin/javaws
        
        ls -la /usr/java
        
        Reply
    4. Hi! Your response went to my spambox and I just saw it now. It’s working now, and thank you very much for your attention :)

      Reply
    5. Hi JR,

      I’ve changed the JDK with alternatives –config (I only saw it later since I stumbled before that step), so it’s like this now:

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# java -version
      java version "1.7.0_45"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

      As for alternatives –display java:

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --display java
      java - status is manual.
      link currently points to /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/java
      /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/java - priority 170045
      slave keytool: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/keytool
      slave orbd: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/orbd
      slave pack200: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/pack200
      slave rmid: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/rmid
      slave rmiregistry: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/rmiregistry
      slave servertool: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/servertool
      slave tnameserv: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/tnameserv
      slave unpack200: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre/bin/unpack200
      slave jre_exports: /usr/lib/jvm-exports/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64
      slave jre: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre
      slave java.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/java-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave keytool.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/keytool-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave orbd.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/orbd-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave pack200.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/pack200-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave rmid.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/rmid-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave rmiregistry.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/rmiregistry-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave servertool.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/servertool-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave tnameserv.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/tnameserv-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      slave unpack200.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/unpack200-java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64.1.gz
      /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/java - priority 200000
      slave keytool: (null)
      slave orbd: (null)
      slave pack200: (null)
      slave rmid: (null)
      slave rmiregistry: (null)
      slave servertool: (null)
      slave tnameserv: (null)
      slave unpack200: (null)
      slave jre_exports: (null)
      slave jre: (null)
      slave java.1.gz: (null)
      slave keytool.1.gz: (null)
      slave orbd.1.gz: (null)
      slave pack200.1.gz: (null)
      slave rmid.1.gz: (null)
      slave rmiregistry.1.gz: (null)
      slave servertool.1.gz: (null)
      slave tnameserv.1.gz: (null)
      slave unpack200.1.gz: (null)
      Current `best' version is /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/java.

      alternatives –display javaws

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# alternatives --display javaws
      failed to read link /usr/bin/javaws: No such file or directory

      It’s like it’s not installed at all :\

      ls -la /usr/bin/java

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# ls -la /usr/bin/java
      lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 22 Nov 1 15:23 /usr/bin/java -> /etc/alternatives/java

      ls -la /usr/bin/javaws

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# ls -la /usr/bin/javaws
      ls: cannot access /usr/bin/javaws: No such file or directory

      However, there is javaws.itweb

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# ls -la /usr/bin/j
      jar javadoc jobs js jvmjar
      java javaws.itweb join json_reformat jwhois
      javac jcontrol journalctl json_verify
      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# ls -la /usr/bin/javaws.itweb
      -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 2195 Sep 17 11:07 /usr/bin/javaws.itweb

      ls -la /usr/java

      [[email protected] jgoncalves]# ls -la /usr/java
      total 12
      drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 Oct 30 10:44 .
      drwxr-xr-x. 15 root root 4096 Oct 30 10:43 ..
      lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 16 Oct 30 10:44 default -> /usr/java/latest
      drwxr-xr-x. 8 root root 4096 Oct 30 10:43 jdk1.7.0_45
      lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 21 Oct 30 10:44 latest -> /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45

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      • Hi again Apolliom,

        I had to test this myself and when I install jdk1.7.0_45, I have javaws under /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45, like:

        
        ls -la /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javaws
        -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 127834 Oct  8 16:04 /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javaws
        
        ls -la /usr/java/latest/bin/javaws
        -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 127834 Oct  8 16:04 /usr/java/latest/bin/javaws
        

        Could you please post output of following commands:

        
        ls -la /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javaws
        
        ls -la /usr/java/latest/bin/javaws
        

        Both should be there, because latest points to /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45

        Reply
    6. Hi JR. Yes they’re there:

      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# ls -la /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javaws
      -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 127834 Oct 8 14:04 /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javaws
      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# ls -la /usr/java/latest/bin/javaws
      -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 127834 Oct 8 14:04 /usr/java/latest/bin/javaws

      Why doesn’t it recognize the javaws command then? It still shows that:

      [[email protected] yum.repos.d]# javaws
      bash: javaws: command not found...

      and if I try to config using alternatives, it says that there isn’t any /usr/lib/javaws, which is true. :\

      Reply
      • This looks strange, could you post output of following command:

        
        alternatives --list |grep java
        
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    7. Here it is:

      [[email protected] ~]# alternatives --list | grep java
      failed to read link /usr/bin/javaws: No such file or directory
      jaxp_transform_impl auto /usr/share/java/xalan-j2.jar
      libjavaplugin.so auto /usr/java/latest/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      jre_openjdk manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.4.3.0.fc19.x86_64/jre
      jaxp_parser_impl auto /usr/share/java/xerces-j2.jar
      jar auto /usr/java/latest/bin/jar

      Reply
      • Interesting, then try remove javaws and install it again:

        
        alternatives --remove javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws
        
        alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws 200000
        

        If remove command fail, could you please post error message here? If not, then install it again and check if it’s working?

        Reply
    8. I’m starting to think my computer is drunk hahaha xD

      [[email protected] ~]# alternatives --remove javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws
      failed to read link /usr/bin/javaws: No such file or directory
      [[email protected] ~]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws 200000
      failed to read link /usr/bin/javaws: No such file or directory
      [[email protected] ~]# ll /usr/bin/java*
      lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 22 Nov 5 12:50 /usr/bin/java -> /etc/alternatives/java
      lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 23 Oct 30 16:04 /usr/bin/javac -> /etc/alternatives/javac
      lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 29 Oct 30 10:44 /usr/bin/javadoc -> /usr/java/default/bin/javadoc
      -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 2195 Sep 17 11:07 /usr/bin/javaws.itweb

      Reply
      • :D Okay, try following:

        
        rm /usr/bin/javaws
        rm /var/lib/alternatives/javaws
        
        alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws 200000
        

        Is it working then?

        Reply
        • JR, thanks man.
          It solve my problem. :-)

          Reply
    9. It worked now :D

      [[email protected] ~]# rm /usr/bin/javaws
      rm: cannot remove ‘/usr/bin/javaws’: No such file or directory
      [[email protected] ~]# rm /var/lib/alternatives/javaws
      rm: remove regular file ‘/var/lib/alternatives/javaws’? y
      [[email protected] ~]# alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws 200000
      [[email protected] ~]# alternatives --display javaws
      javaws - status is auto.
      link currently points to /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws
      /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws - priority 200000
      Current `best' version is /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws.
      [[email protected] ~]# alternatives --config javaws

      There is 1 program that provides 'javaws'.

      Selection Command
      -----------------------------------------------
      *+ 1 /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws

      Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:
      [[email protected] ~]# javaws
      Java(TM) Web Start 10.45.2.18-fcs
      [...]

      It’s a little strange that it didn’t work the first time, but what matters is that it’s running now :)
      Thanks a lot for your time JR :D

      Reply
      • You are welcome! Excellent to hear, that you got it working! :)

        Yes it’s really strange, because alternatives command is exactly same and alternatives command just create/maintain needed symbolic links…

        Reply
    10. Nice article and the same one many other websites that have posted how to install and configure jre on linux.
      But i have observed that the files java and javaws can be found in jre1.7.0_45 but the javac file isnt. All the post i read made reference to javac but my downloaded version of jre1.7.0_45 didnt seem to have that javac file. So want to know if my downloaded version was incomplete or its true that file has been changed in jre1.7.0_45

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      • Hi euoles,

        If you read this post carefully, then you should know, that here is not reference to javac on JRE sections (only JDK sections).

        Check step. 4b. Install Sun/Oracle JRE …

        And if you check 4a. there is also following comment line before javac and jar install commands:

        
        ## Install javac only if you installed JDK (Java Development Kit) package ##
        alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/latest/bin/javac 200000
        alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/latest/bin/jar 200000
        

        Do you have any idea how to make this clearer?

        But, yes difference between JRE and JDK is very simple. JRE is just Java Runtime Environment and JDK is Java Development Kit (which contains also JRE). And if you only want to run java apps, then you need (at least) JRE (JDK works of course too), but if you want compile, pack etc. java code, then you need JDK.

        You found javac only from JDK package, because it’s not part of Java Runtime Environment, it’s Java compiler (development tool).

        Reply
    11. Hi, after following the instructions in a fresh Fedora 19 machine, I got the message:

      -bash: /bin/java: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

      I’m using the RPM files from Oracle, both JDK and JRE. I’m going to remove java completely and start over again.

      Reply
      • Hi Fco,

        Did you selected right architecture (32-bit and 64-bit) when you downloaded JRE and JDK?

        Reply
    12. Hi JR

      I did get them both, just as the first post states. I did try to install both JDK and JRE.

      Reply
      • Hi again Fco,

        Yes I understand, that you tried to install both JDK and JRE, but I asked, did you selected right arch between i586 or x64?

        Could you post output of following command:

        
        uname -a
        

        Then post file names what you downloaded?

        Reply
    13. Hi JR, I need some help. I (think I) followed the instructions as indicated but the only thing that differs from yours messages is when I use about:plugins on firefox. What appears is listed below. Can you help me? Why the plugin version is still *0_25 if I installed *0_45? Thanks in advance.

      Java Plug-in 1.7.0_25

      Arquivo: libnpjp2.so
      Caminho: /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      Versão:
      Status: Ativo (STATE_VULNERABLE_UPDATE_AVAILABLE)
      Java plug-in for NPAPI-based browsers.

      Reply
      • Hi dac,

        Try:

        
        alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so.x86_64
        

        What is output?

        Just checked mine Firefox about:plugins output and it’s following:

        Java(TM) Plug-in 10.45.2
        
            File: libnpjp2.so
            Path: /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
            Version: 10.45.2
            State: Enabled
            Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.45.2 for Mozilla browsers
        
        Reply
    14. Hi JR,
      This is what I get after alternatives…

      Há 6 programas que oferecem “libjavaplugin.so.x86_64”.

      Seleção Comando
      ———————————————–
      1 /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_40/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      2 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0u25-sun-x64/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      * 3 /usr/java/latest/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      + 4 /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_45/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      5 /usr/etc/jdk1.7.0_45/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
      6 /usr/java/latest/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so

      It doesn’t matter if I set option 4 or 5.

      Reply
      • Thanks, looks good.

        Do you have done any special setup with 7u25 earlier? Like copied libnpjp2.so some where or something like that? What version of Firefox you are using?

        Could you maybe try to remove 7u25 installation?

        Reply
    15. Well, I really don’t remember doing any special setup. But the first install(7u25) was made by easylife(important?), then I tryed update to versions 40 and 45 with no success. the firefox version is 26.0.

      Reply
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