Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1025791
[Doc Bug Fix] EAP 6 supports JDK 7
Last modified: 2015-02-20 05:21:37 EST
Title: JBoss EAP 6 Installation Prerequisites
Describe the issue:
Documentation states that "JDK 6 is required even if you have JDK7", whereas in the Supported Configuration JDK 7 is documented.
Suggestions for improvement:
Suggest JDK 7 or 6 both can be used.
Moving to ON_QA.
The changes should be available for review on the documentation stage within an hour or so from this comment.
Fernando - could you confirm the requirements changed in the past and JDK-1.6 isn't needed anymore for RPM based installation please?
PS: I'm not aware of any change in requirements, so from my knowledge, change requested in *this* BZ is invalid.
I believe on RHEL-6 only (RHEL-6.8?) one can now install now only the jdk7 from OpenJDK w/o having to bring in a jdk 1.6 as well.
This is not yet true on RHEL-5 though:
And for customers running an older RHEL-6 it would not be true either.
The situation of the JDKs on RHEL-7 is not yet fully known.
I believe it may be premature to change the text.
Thank you Fernando for clarification.
In that case I have to reject this change and ECS team should revert it in documentation at all.
Misha, there is a bug that seems to be related to this one: Bug 1089234
I hope you don't mind that I put it on your queue.
Reverting back to eap-docs assignee as Misha no longer works on EAP documentation.
Linking this bug and bug 1089234.
I have amended the text to the following. When the Installation Guide build on the docs-devel site is updated I will set this ticket to ON_QA.
"On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, JDK 6 must be installed, even if JDK 7 only is to be used. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and higher, only a JDK 7 is required. This can be obtained by subscribing to the <literal>supplementary</literal> software channel for your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation. For example; the channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 installed on i386 architecture is <systemitem>rhel-i386-server-supplementary-6</systemitem>."
JBoss EAP 6 Installation Prerequisites 
Added clarification of the requirement of JDK 6.
The amended text can be found in revision 6.3.0-17 (or higher) of the Installation Guide at .
Verified in version Revision 6.3.0-17, fixed.