1 Become root by running su and entering the super-user password. 2 Uninstall any earlier installations of the Java packages. rpm -e <package_name> 3 Change to the directory in which you want to install. Type: cd <directory path name> For example, to install the software in the /usr/java/ directory, Type: cd /usr/java 4 Install the package. rpm -ivh jre-7u7-linux-i586.rpm To upgrade a package, rpm -Uvh jre-7u7-linux-i586.rpm 5 Delete the .rpm file if you want to save disk space. 6 Exit the root shell. No need to reboot.