5.1. Installing the JRE

5.1. Installing the JRE

Necessary Java JRE libraries are not bundled with Directory Server. They must be downloaded and extracted separately before installing the Directory Server packages.


Directory Server 8.0 requires JRE version 1.5.0.

Install the latest version of the 64-bit Sun J2SE Java Runtime Environment 5.0 (Update 9), available from the Sun download site, http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.


Solaris requires installing the 32-bit version of the JRE as well as installing the 64-bit version. The 32-bit version is used for the applet and Java Web Start support. Read http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/README.html, http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/ReleaseNotes.html, and http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/jre/install-solaris-64.html before installing the Directory Server.

  1. Under the section Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 Update 9, Sun only makes this JRE available through a self-extracting file which is incompatible with Directory Server since this format does not use the native Solaris packaging utility database.

  2. It is possible to obtain the Sun 5.0 JRE in a compatible format. Click Download under the JDK 5.0 Update 9 section, and, under Solaris SPARC Platform - J2SETM Development Kit 5.0 Update 9, select Solaris SPARC 32-bit packages - tar.Z (jdk-1_5_0_09-solaris-sparc.tar.Z) and Solaris SPARC 64-bit packages - tar.Z (use 32-bit version for applet and Java Web Start support) (jdk-1_5_0_09-solaris-sparcv9.tar.Z).

  3. After downloading these two files, uncompress them using the gunzip utility, and extract the contents using the tar utility.

  4. The contents of the 32-bit file, jdk-1_5_0_09-solaris-sparc.tar.Z, are COPYRIGHT, LICENSE, README.html, SUNWj5cfg, SUNWj5dev, SUNWj5dmo, SUNWj5jmp, SUNWj5man, and SUNWj5rt.

    The contents of the 64-bit file, jdk-1_5_0_09-solaris-sparcv9.tar.Z, are SUNWj5dmx, SUNWj5dvx, and SUNWj5rtx.

  5. Since only the JRE is needed on Solaris 9 systems, use the pkgadd utility to add the 32-bit package, SUNWj5rt, first, and then add the 64-bit package, SUNWj5rtx.

After installing the JRE, install the Directory Server packages, as described in Section 5.2, “Installing the Directory Server Packages”.

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