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I'm trying to install JDK 1.7 on CentOS on my server. I've downloaded java_ee_sdk-6u3-jdk7-linux-x64.sh from Oracle website. Looks like it requires graphic interface, which I don't have on remote server. I haven't found any RPMs on Oracle website. yum install java installed jdk 1.6, but I need 1.7

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Does not it show a CLI-based menu? –  Khaled Feb 26 '12 at 11:32
it shows this: ./java_ee_sdk-6u3-jdk7-linux-x64.sh This program requires DISPLAY environment variable to be set. Please re-run after assigning an appropriate value to DISPLAY. –  alex347 Feb 26 '12 at 11:38
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You should download the jdk-7u3-linux-i586.tar.gz or jdk-7u3-linux-x64.tar.gz and simply uncompress one of those archives.
It is enough to install a JDK (Java SE Development Kit 7 Downloads)

And it is quite different from installing a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 SDK Update 3 (with JDK 7), from the Java EE 6 SDK Downloads (which, indeed, might require a GUI).

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