Version JRE 1.1.6
Solaris 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6 for SPARC-based Machines
and Solaris 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6 x86-based Machines
Insturctions | Troubleshooting the installation
Solaris Installation Instructions
The installation and configuration process can be broken down
into the following steps:
If you experience trouble along the way, check the Troubleshooting
the Installation section at the end of this document.
Do pre-installation checks
Unpack the downloaded file
Delete the original file you downloaded (optional)
1. Do pre-installation
2. Unpack the
downloaded software file
Check the size of your downloaded file.
Before proceeding further, check that you have downloaded the full,
uncorrupted software file:
If you unpack the software or documentation in a directory
that contains a directory named jre1.1.6, the new software will
overwrite files of the same name in that jre1.1.6 directory. Please
be careful to rename the old directory if it contains files you would like
3. Delete the original
files you downloaded
In a shell window, execute the commands listed below. Note that this temporarily
creates a README file in the current directory (which will overwrite any
README file you might have).
This will create a directory called jre1.1.6 containing the JRE
software in a bin and lib directory.
For SPARC (must be unpacked on a SPARC machine running Solaris 2.4 or greater):
% chmod a+x jre116-solaris2-sparc.bin
For x86 (must be unpacked on a x86 machine running Solaris 2.5 or greater):
% chmod a+x jre116-solaris2-x86.bin
If you want to recover disk space, delete the file you downloaded
in step 1.
Troubleshooting the Installation
Error Message: The download file appears to be corrupted
The JRE's installation script does a checksum to insure that the software
bundle was not corrupted during the download. If the checksum indicates
that your file is corrupted, delete the file and download a new copy.