Is the 32-bit version of Java 7.x Supported on 64-bit RHEL 5.x and 6.x? (Doc ID 1478669.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2017

Applies to:

Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 7 to 7 [Release 7]
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server x86-64 (AMD Opteron Architecture)

Symptoms

Java 7 (32-bit) is not certified or supported on RHEL 5.x or 6.x (64-bit)

Please see "Oracle JDK 7 and JRE 7 Certified System Configurations" for further clarification

If you attempt to run Java applications in this configuration and SELinux is enabled, you may encounter the following error:

 

 

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a Linux feature that provides the mechanism for supporting access control security policies in the Linux kernel. For more details, see Wikipedia's entry on "Security-Enhanced Linux".

 

Changes

 Upgrading from Java 6.x (32-bit) to Java 7.x (32-bit) in a RHEL (64-bit) 5.x or 6.x environment.

Cause

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