Installing Java on Fedora using Yum

If you’re a bit dubious of GUIs or you’re simply fed up with the “Add/Remove Software” application that comes with Fedora, you might just decide to launch a terminal window and add/remove packages using old school methods.

To do that, just follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Terminal application (Click Applications/System Tools/Terminal)
  2. Log in as root by typing “su -” and the password
  3. Type “yum install java”
  4. Sit back and enjoy. However, you will still to answer a few prompts here and there so don’t get too comfortable.

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