Arturo Arturo -4 years ago 152
Java Question

Where is the Java SDK folder in my computer? Ubuntu 12.04

I know it's installed because when I type:

$java -version

I get:

OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.5) (6b27-1.12.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)

And when I type:

$locate jdk

I get:


What worries me about the first item in the list is that the 2012a folder is my MATLAB folder and not a standard 'usr/lib' folder. I'm really confused on where the JDK and JRE got installed, because I need to set the $JAVA_HOME path pointing to the folder. Where am I missing something?

Answer Source

You need to dig into symbolic links. Below is steps to get Java directory

Step 1:

$ whereis java
java: /usr/bin/java /etc/java /usr/share/java

That tells the command java resides in /usr/bin/java.

Dig again:

Step 2:

$ ls -l /usr/bin/java
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2009-01-15 18:34 /usr/bin/java -> /etc/alternatives/java

So, now we know that /usr/bin/java is actually a symbolic link to /etc/alternatives/java.

Dig deeper using the same method above:

Step 3:

$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/java
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 2009-01-15 18:34 /etc/alternatives/java -> /usr/local/jre1.6.0_07/bin/java

So, thats the actual location of java: /usr/local/jre.....

You could still dig deeper to find other symbolic links.

Reference : where is java's home dir?

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