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
You should download the
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).
If I look at the download page, there is an rpm for x86 and x64