Compiling Java 7 on CentOS 5 and 6

Step 1: Go to Oracle Java Download site and select the

Step 2: Unpack the Archive

# cd /usr/local/
# tar -zxvf jdk-7u51-linux-x64.tar.gz

Step 3: Setup the Environmental Variables. At your .bashrc

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/jdk1.7.0_51
export JRE_HOME=/usr/local/jdk1.7.0_51/jre
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin:$JRE_HOME/bin

Step 4: Check the version

# java -version
java version "1.7.0_51"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_51-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)

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