How to Install Sun Java on the AIX Server

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IBM provides packages of the Oracle Java, formerly Sun Java, runtime environment and development kit for IBM AIX customers. The Java package is customised to run on AIX servers and workstations and allows AIX to run applications written in the Java programming language. After downloading the Oracle Java installer, you have to extract it before using AIX's installation program to install it on your system. IBM provides several different releases of Java, in case your Java software requires an older version.

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  1. 1

    Open the AIX Download and Service Information page at in your Web browser and download the Java package for your version of AIX by clicking the link in the "Where to Get SDK Base Image and JRE" row on the Web page.

  2. 2

    Type "su" into the AIX server terminal and press "Enter" to become the root user.

  3. 3

    Type your AIX root password at the prompt and press "Enter."

  4. 4

    Navigate to the directory containing the downloaded Java package with the "cd" command. For example, type "cd /home/user/" and press "Enter" if it's in the home directory of the user named "user."

  5. 5

    Type "gunzip -c <Java*.tar.gz | tar -xvpf -" and press "Enter" to extract the Java package.

  6. 6

    Type "inutoc ." and press "Enter" to create a .TOC file for the installer.

  7. 7

    Type "smitty installp" and press "Enter" to install Java.

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