JRE Installation for Solaris (64-bit)

JDK Documentation For system requirements, see Solaris system requirements.

Installing the 64-bit JRE for the Solaris operating system on SPARC, x64, and EM64T platforms is a two-step process. These steps can be performed in either order, but you must install the following bundles together:

Install solaris-i586 (32-bit) with solaris-x64 (64-bit)
Install solaris-sparc (32-bit) with solaris-sparcv9 (64-bit)

  1. Install the 32-bit JRE using the 32-bit JRE Installation Notes .
  2. Install the supplemental files for 64-bit support using the following 64-bit installation instructions.

64-Bit Installation Instructions

Note: For any text on this page containing the following notation, you must substitute the appropriate JRE update version number (such as "_01") for the notation.


For example, if you are installing update 1.6.0_01, the following command:

chmod +x jre-1_6_0 <update> -solaris-sparcv9.sh

would become:

chmod +x jre-1_6_0_01-solaris-sparcv9.sh

Note: The jre-1_6_0 <update>-solaris-x64.sh installer provides support for all processors that support the AMD 64-bit extensions to the Intel x86 architecture, including EM64T.

  1. Download the self-extracting binary and check the file size to ensure that you have downloaded the full, uncorrupted software bundle.
  2. You can download to any directory you choose; it does not have to be the directory where you want to install the JRE.

    Before you download the file, notice its byte size provided on the download page on the web site. Once the download has completed, compare that file size to the size of the downloaded file to make sure they are equal.

  3. Make sure that execute permissions are set on the self-extracting binary:
  4. On SPARC processors:
    chmod +x jre-1_6_0 <update> -solaris-sparcv9.sh

    On x64/EM64T processors:
    chmod +x jre-1_6_0 <update> -solaris-x64.sh

  5. Change directory to the same directory from where you ran the self-extracting binary for the 32-bit install.
  6. This is the directory that contains the jre1.6.0 <update> directory of the 32-bit JRE. The next step installs the JRE into the current directory.

  7. Run the self-extracting binary.

Execute the downloaded file, prepending the path to it. For example, if the downloaded file is in the current directory, prepend it with " ./" (necessary if " ." is not in the PATH environment variable):

On SPARC processors:
./jre-1_6_0 <update> -solaris-sparcv9.sh

On x64/EM64T processors:
./jre-1_6_0 <update> -solaris-x64.sh

The binary code license is displayed, and you are prompted to agree to its terms.

Files for support of 64-bit operation are installed at several locations within the same jre1.6.0 <update> directory where the 32-bit JRE was installed.