To install Java in Redhat Enterprise Linux follow these steps:
- we are installing from OpenJDK rpm with command line
Run the following command to install the developer version of OpenJDK
# yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel
- (Optional) It is sometimes required to set the JAVA_HOME path variable.
You can know the java path by
It will give the path where Java is
In my case it was something like :
/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0-openjdk/bin/java remember it might be different in your case.
.bashrc file which is in home directory lets add the java home path as:
I am editing the file in vim editor
[[email protected] ~]$ vi .bashrc
at the bottom of file add the java path in following format:
in my case, I added:
#java home path export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0-openjdk/bin/java"
To save first press teCtrl+ O and then
semicolon and then w and q and press enter.
You are done!
You can check the java version installed with:
My output was:
java version "1.7.0_141" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (rhel-22.214.171.124.el7_3-x86_64 u141-b02) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.141-b02, mixed mode)
You can get full documentation here