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Many packages, tools, and services on CentOS need java for running the binary file. In this post, I will share how to install JDK 8 on CentOS 7.


Download JDK package

Go to this site to download the .rpm file installer SITE. Then download the jdk-8u101-linux-x64.rpm file and put it to the server or your machine.

Install JDK package

To install JDK package, go to the directory where you put the .rpm file, then follow the command below. You must log in as a root user.

[root@server ~]# rpm -Uvh jdk-8u101-linux-x64.rpm
[root@server ~]# alternatives --set java /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_101/jre/bin/java
[root@server ~]# sed -i '$ a export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_101' /root/.bash_profile
[root@server ~]# sed -i '$ a export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin' /root/.bash_profile
[root@server ~]# sed -i '$ a export CLASSPATH=.:$JAVA_HOME/jre/lib:$JAVA_HOME/lib:$JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar' /root/.bash_profile
[root@server ~]# source /root/.bash_profile

Verify installed JDK version

[root@server ~]# java -version
java version “1.8.0_101”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_101-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.101-b13, mixed mode)
Java is installed successfully

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