Oracle Java's JRE binaries are already included by default.
- x86: Oracle JRE 7_u0
- x64: Oracle JRE 7_u0
Java is installed at: /usr/java/jre1.7.0/bin
The java directory used to call this is: /usr/java-latest which is a symlink: java-latest -> jre1.7.0/bin/
It is recommended you link to /usr/java-latest, as this symlink can then be updated to a new version of the JRE with no updating to Minecraft/other application configurations.
Advantages of separate directory installation
- It provides the user more insight into the installation
- Java is installed to a more FHS-like location, /usr/java.
- provides a cleaner install location (binaries are completely separated from other user binaries)
- allows multiple java installations (jre/jdk/openjdk) and multiple side-by-side versions