How to install and configure Java JDK on Linux Red Hat ES 5

I needed Java on my Red Hat ES 5 x64 server here is how to install and configure this package on the server.

     su
     chmod 755 jdk-6u26-linux-x64.rpm.bin
    ./jdk-6u26-linux-x64.rpm.bin
  •  followup simple instruction on your screen, once installed you will need to edit your /etc/profile file
  • run this command to open the /etc/profile file
      gedit /etc/profile
  • Once your /etc/profile opens you should add this to your file
      JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/default; export JAVA_HOME
      PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH
  • Save the file and log off and log on back to your system
  • Once you are back in your system now you can check how the install went and what version of Java you have on your system
    java -version
  • If all is good you should see something similar on your screen 😉