See JDK 7 and JRE 7 Installation Guide for general information about installing.
For information on enhancements to JDK 7 that relate to the installer, see Installer Enhancements in JDK 7.
Note: For RPM-based Linux distributions, such as Red Hat or SuSE, refer to the RPM-based installation instructions.
See Oracle JDK 7 and JRE 7 Certified Systems Configurations for information about supported platforms, operating systems, and browsers.
<version>For example, if you are installing Server JRE 7 update release 21, the following string representing the name of the bundle:
Note that, as in the preceding example, the
<version> number is sometimes preceded with the
u, for example,
7u2, and sometimes
it is preceded with an underbar, for example,
This procedure installs the Server JRE for
64-bit Linux, using an archive binary file
These instructions use the following file:
1. Download the file. Before the file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement. The archive binary can be installed by anyone (not only root users), in any location that you can write to. However, only the root user can install the Server JRE into the system location.
2. Change directory to the location where you
would like the Server JRE to be installed. Move the
archive binary to the current directory.
3. Unpack the tarball and install the Server JRE.
% tar zxvf server-jre-7u<version>-linux-x64.tar.gz
The Server JRE files are installed in a directory called jdk1.7.0_<version> in the current directory.
4. Delete the .tar.gz file if you want to save disk space.
jdk1.7.0_<version>. Note that if you choose to install the Java SE Server JRE into system-wide location such as /usr/jre, you must first become root to gain the necessary permissions. If you do not have root access, simply install the Java SE Server JRE into your home directory, or a subdirectory that you have permission to write to.
By default, the installation script configures the system such that the backing store for system preferences is created inside the Server JRE's installation directory. If the Server JRE is installed on a network-mounted drive, it and the system preferences can be exported for sharing with Java runtime environments on other machines.
See the Preferences API documentation for more information about preferences in the Java platform.