I am actually creating this blog entry as a bookmark for myself, but since I know that I never remember how to do it, others might benefit as well!
One way that you can set your JAVA_HOME variable and add to your PATH, is be doing the folowing. As ‘sudo’ open up /etc/bash.bashrc and add the following to the end of the file. NOTE: Set the java path to whatever the actual path is on your environment if it does not match /usr/lib/jvm/java
JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java export JAVA_HOME PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin export PATH
When you reboot, try running the following:
$ echo $JAVA_HOME /usr/lib/jvm/java echo $PATH [probably lots of paths]:/usr/lib/jvm/java/bin