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I'm trying out PHPStorm on openSUSE, and it requires the Sun Java JDK which doesn't come by default. I installed the Sun JDK based on directions here.

I can run PHPStorm file as root user after that procedure but when I try to run it under my user account I get an error saying that Java is not found.

The solution I'm using is to add the following to the top of the script:

export JDK_HOME=/opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_30

I'm wondering if this is the best way to accomplish this or if there is a better/cleaner way to do it?

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If you want to affect this export for all system (not a just for particular user) please create appropriate file-script in /etc/profile.d folder.

Example /etc/profile.d/

export JDK_HOME=/opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_30

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