I have Oracle JDK and JRE 1.5 installed ubuntu LTS. I want to keep JDK 1.5 and install Oracle JRE as 1.6. please let me know the steps or any clear source where I can get this done

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Take a look at the answer to this question, should be helpful: How to intall Oracle JDK 32bit on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit along side the 64bit oracle jdk

You can use the same script (or ~/.bashrc, ~/.profile) to set JRE/JDK you want. For browsers, you can create symbolic link in ~/.mozilla/plugins to JRE 1.6 (e.g. /path/to/jdk1.7.0_25/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so) so that Firefox, Chrome, Chromium uses 1.6 instead of 1.5.

BTW: I would recommend using Java SE 7, no point to use 6.

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