Thursday, January 26, 2012

Few Easy Steps to Install Sun/Oracle JDK on EC2 Linux

I use the Amazon Linux AMI on all my EC2 instances and they come with OpenJDK IcedTea pre installed on them. I have had few issues with OpenJDK when running some applications and I always install the Sun/Oracle JDK 6 on them. Below are the few easy steps / commands to download and install JDK 6 once you log in to the EC2 instance using an SSH client.

Oracle doesn't provide direct download URLs for JDKs anymore. I have updated the steps with the trick mentioned here to get the installation file with wget

Run java -version to make sure you have the Sun/Oracle JDK as your default jvm now.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the quick post. worked perfectly.

Thomas Haines said...

NB: You now need additional steps to get the file, as Oracle requires you to accept the licence:

a) Go to download page using Firefox, click accept terms
b) Use Export Cookies add-on, to save a cookies.txt file
c) Upload cookies.txt to your instance
d) Then:
wget --load-cookies cookies.txt -O jdk-6u33-linux-i586-rpm.bin

Anonymous said...

Thx, works for Java 7 to.

If you download the rpm (no .bin) file call:
rpm -Uvh /path/to/binary/jdk-7u5-linux-i586.rpm

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip !! very useful!!

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Anonymous said...

Wow! I was pulling my hairs out until I saw this post. Thank you thank you thank you!!! More specifically, standard Java library rt.jar will not function out of the box with open JDK. This works well!

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thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

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