Day 3: How to install SQL Developer in Linux

Posted by Paola Pullas | Posted in Aplicaciones, Base de Datos, Oracle | Posted on 04-09-2010

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In this post I will show you how to install Oracle SQL Developer in a Linux box. First, you should download the SQL Developer software from

Next, if you downloaded the software without JDK included, you need to download a JDK 1.6.11 version or above from

Install JDK

First install the JDK version in your Linux box in any directory. I will install the JDK in /u01/app/oracle like I show you in the next screens:

  • chmod a+x jdk-6u-linux-i586.bin
  • ./jdk-6u-linux-i586.bin

Install SQL Developer

Then install SQL Developer rpm using the next command:

  • rpm -Uhv sqldeveloper-

Next, verify if the file jdk contains the JDK’s path. This file is located in $HOME/.sqldeveloper. If the JDK’s path that you installed previously isn’t registered in the jdk file, the first time that you launch the application, you should be prompted to provide the path.

Finally execute sqldeveloper with the next command:

  • sqldeveloper

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