I have a fresh RedHat 6.5 virtual machine on Amazon Web Services (EC2), its repos look like this currently:

[root@ip-172-31-11-112 tmp]# ls -1 /etc/yum.repos.d/

I need to to be able to install the Oracle jdk from the yum repo, I think I need to have a new file in the above directory for this to happen but not sure what the contents of this file should look like, maybe something like the file below, but not sure what goes in the baseurl section below?

[oracle 1.6.0-45 jdk]
name = Oracle 1.6.045 JDK
baseurl = ???
enabled = 1

Many thanks


It can't be install from repository respectively I don't know any public repository with Oracle/Sun JDK.

You can follow this guide to install it manually.


On my Ubuntu server I can install it with a set of given commands:

apt-get install software-properties-common

Then add the Java repository:

add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

And then install Java:

apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

This tutorial helped me a lot: Install and set-up JAVA & Grails on an Ubuntu 14.04 Linux VPS

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