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Java is one of the world’s most popular programming language. Java SE 9 is the result of an industry-wide development effort involving open review, weekly builds, and extensive collaboration between Oracle engineers and members of the worldwide Java developer community via the OpenJDK Community and the JCP.

In this tutorial, we will guide you about how to install java 9 JDK/JRE on Red-Hat Based Distributions, CentOS and Fedora.

Downloading Java 9 Binary

You can run the following commands to download the Java 9 JDK and JRE .rpm files on your system.

root@codesposts:~$ wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie"

root@codesposts:~$ wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie"

Installing Java 9 JDK/JRE

Follow the instructions below to install the Java SE 9 JDK/JRE on your system

On RHEL/CentOS and Fedora 20

To install Java 9 JDK/JRE on your RHEL/CentOS or Fedora 20, run the following commands:

root@codesposts:~$ yum install jdk-9.0.4_linux-x64_bin.rpm

root@codesposts:~$ yum install jre-9.0.4_linux-x64_bin.rpm

On Fedora 22+

To install Java 9 JDK/JRE on your Fedora 22 or higher, run the following commands:

root@codesposts:~$ dnf install jdk-9.0.4_linux-x64_bin.rpm

root@codesposts:~$ dnf install jre-9.0.4_linux-x64_bin.rpm

Setting Up Environment Variables

After installing, we need to set the environment variables and the executable files path into your system $PATH variable, by running the below commands.

Setting Up Java JDK Variables

Run the following commands to set up the Java JDK environment variables

root@codesposts:~$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk-9.0.4

root@codesposts:~$ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/jdk-9.0.4/bin

Setting Up Java JRE Variables

Run the following commands to set up the Java JRE environment variables

root@codesposts:~$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre-9.0.4
root@codesposts:~$ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/jre-9.0.4/bin

Verifying The Version

You can verify the Java 9 version installed on your system by running the following command:

root@codesposts:~$ java --version

java 9.0.4
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 9.0.4+11)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 9.0.4+11, mixed mode)

Enabling JDK/JRE Support In Firefox

To enable Java JDK/JRE support in firefox, run the following command:

root@codesposts:~$ alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/java/jdk-9.0.4/lib/ 20000