Is there no yum repository with Sun's JRE available (don't really need the JDK)? From looking around everyone simply recommends manually downloading and installing the binary that Sun/Oracle provides. ...
I have a server with CentOS 4.8 installed. The provided is rubbish, but there's only a few months left, and they're busy being sued by Chase bank, so I doubt I can get CentOS 5. I wiped the server ...