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Java is one of the world’s most popular programming language. Java SE 12 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 12 JDK/JRE on Red-Hat Based Distributions, CentOS and Fedora.
Downloading Java 12 Binary
You can run the following commands to download the Java 9 JDK and JRE .rpm files on your system.
[email protected]:~$ wget --no-check-certificate -c --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" https://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/12.0.2+12/69cfe15208a647278a19ef0990eea691/jdk-12.0.2_linux-x64_bin.rpm
Installing Java 12 JDK/JRE
Follow the instructions below to install the Java SE 9 JDK/JRE on your system
On RHEL/CentOS 7
To install Java 12 JDK/JRE on your RHEL/CentOS 7, run the following commands:
[email protected]:~$ yum localinstall jdk-12.0.2_linux-x64_bin.rpm
To install Java 12 JDK/JRE on your Fedora, run the following commands:
[email protected]:~$ rpm -ivh jdk-12.0.2_linux-x64_bin.rpm
Making Java 12 Default
After installation, you can make the Java 12 the default version by running the command below:
[email protected]:~$ alternatives --config java There are 2 programs which provide 'java'. Selection Command ----------------------------------------------- + 1 /opt/jdk1.8.0_201/bin/java 2 /usr/java/jdk-11.0.4/bin/java * 3 /usr/java/jdk-12.0.2/bin/java Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 3
Enter 3 and press Enter.
Setting Up Environment Variables
After installing, we need to set the environment variables and the executable files path into your system $PATH variable, by running the below commands.
[email protected]:~$ vim /etc/environment
Add the following line to the file:
Now run the following command:
[email protected]:~$ source /etc/environment
Verifying The Version
You can verify the Java 9 version installed on your system by running the following command:
[email protected]:~$ java --version java version "12.0.2" 2019-08-21 Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 12.0.2+12) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 12.0.2+12, mixed mode, sharing)