Every linux distribution comes with a default JDK( normally Eclipse). I want to install SUN JDK1.6 on Fedora and then want to install NETBEANS 6. But after i execute the file - "jdk-6u3-linux-i586.bin" in the TERMINAL, I STILL Have THE GOOD OLD ECLIPSE JDK in my PC. The jdk that i installed has just extracted to a folder named "jdk1.6.0_03" in the "HOME FOLDER". I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THE PATH SETTING AND THE REST OF STUFF.
CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO INSTALL JDK AND NETBEANS IN LINUX (FEDORA 7) ???
I too am working on Fedora 7 and need to install Java 1.6 but I am not able to find a 64 bit version of Java 1.6 for Fedora. Any pointers where I can find 64 bit version? Also the Mozilla (184.108.40.206) seems not to accept the JRE installed. I am on Intel Pentium Dual Core-64 bit processor.
However, Sun's 64-bit version of Java 6 does not include a browser plug-in, so you will not be able to run applets in a browser with this.
I don't know Fedora very well, but for Ubuntu there are a number of solutions: run the OpenJDK version of Java, or install a 32-bit browser and 32-bit Java on your 64-bit system. Sorry, I don't know the details about how to do this on Fedora.
Thanks to Joe and Tim Holloway. I was able to install SUN JDK1.6 and Netbeans 6.0 on Fedora.The Wikipedia link was very useful. I first logged in "ROOT" and then extracted the "jdk-6u2-linux-i586-rpm" file. Then I edited the file ".bash_profile" and added the path, as mentioned in the wiki.
Thanks once again for taking out your precious time to reply to my query.. . [ June 13, 2008: Message edited by: Karthik N Murthy ]