The History: Hey guys I want to install JRE7u5 and not OpenJRE7u5 because, while doing a research on the web I discovery that Minecraft runs better on JRE, than with OpenJRE.

The Failure: But the here (instructions for Linux x64) and here (instructions for Linux x64 RPM) are not helpful, I already tried to download both and I used alien and rpm to try install the RPM package, but everything goes wrong.

The question: Knowing that I would like to request a tutorial teaching me how to install JRE7u5 (Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5) for x64 architecture, and just for inclusion, I'm using Debian 6.

  • First things first - have you tried the openjdk java? It's the recommended distribution on Debian systems. If not, then I'd try the java-package route first, before the wiki-how link. With a packaging system as mature as Debian's, always treat generic instructions that involve manually copying and symlink-ing lots of files with a healthy dose of suspicion. With Debian, there's usually a cleaner or, for lack of a better word, more "Debian-way" method.
    – jw013
    Jul 23, 2012 at 3:49
  • @jw013 I already tried openjdk, "while doing a research on the web I discovery that Minecraft runs better on JRE, than with OpenJRE", and java-package is obsolete, as page on the link says.
    – Zignd
    Jul 23, 2012 at 12:09
  • what distribution are you using? you can get java7 for ubuntu here: launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/java Jul 25, 2012 at 21:47
  • @ysangkok as the title says "How to install Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5 for x64 arquitecture on Debian OS?", I'm using Debian
    – Zignd
    Jul 25, 2012 at 23:46

1 Answer 1


I found an article How to install Oracle Java JDK 7 from http://namhuy.net/1195/how-to-install-oracle-java-jdk-7.html

To intall Java Runtime Environment on Debian, Ubuntu, etc.

apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

To intall package to developing programs using Java on Debian, Ubuntu, etc.

apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

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