How to install Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Fedora 11

This is a straightforward tutorial on how to install Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Fedora 11.
1. Go to the site below and grab the latest version of Java Runtime Environment.
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
2. After downloading the file, make the file executable

chmod ug+x jre-6u16-linux-i586-rpm.bin

and install.

./jre-6u16-linux-i586-rpm.bin

3. After the installation, you need to configure your system to use the newly installed Java Runtime Environment.

alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/default/bin/java 5
alternatives --config java

During the installation of your Fedora 11 CD or DVD, the OpenJDK 6 development and runtime packages are installed by default.

There are 3 programs which provide 'java'.

  Selection    Command
-----------------------------------------------
*+ 1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java
   2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
   3           /usr/java/default/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 3

Enter "3" to change it to your newly installed Java Runtime Environment.
Verify your version of java using this command:

java -version

The output of the command should be like this:

java version "1.6.0_16"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_16-b01)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 14.2-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

4. Lets configure the Java plugin for you browser.

alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so /usr/java/default/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so 5
alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so

Your default java plugin for your browser is IcedTeaPlugin.

There are 2 programs which provide 'libjavaplugin.so'.

  Selection    Command
-----------------------------------------------
*+ 1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/lib/i386/IcedTeaPlugin.so
   2           /usr/java/default/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 2

Enter "2" to change it to your newly installed Java Runtime Environment plugin.
Verify the Java plugin configured for your browser using the website below.
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml