This tutorial is going to show you how to install the most recent Oracle Java 8u60 on Fedora 22/Fedora 21. This guide also applicable to the following systems: CentOS 7, CentOS 6, RHEL 7 and RHEL 6. On this tutorial, I will only show the 64 bit version. But the other version such as 32 bit is similar.
A. Download Oracle Java package.
Download the Oracle Java (JRE) from this link. Select the paltform (32 bit or 64 bit).
You will have a RPM file called: jre-8u60-linux-x64.rpm. We’re going to install this package.
B. Install the Package
Install the rpm file we’ve just downloaded using the following command
rpm -Uvh /home/gamblisfx/Downloads/jre-8u60-linux-x64.rpm
Off course you will need to change the download location. Change it with your own location.
[root@fedora bin]# java -version
java version “1.8.0_60”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)
C. Integrate Oracle Java with Mozilla Firefox
Use this command as root to integrate Oracle Java to web browser such as Mozilla Firefox.
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.8.0_60/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so
Check if the plugin is well configured on Mozilla. Open Firefox and type about:plugins. You should see Java shown on the page as follow