Recently I had to setup a Java app on my Mac, which was running from the Terminal, and needed the JAVA_HOME variable set.
Here’s what had to be done:
– Start the Terminal app.
– Create/Edit ~/.bash_profile file.
Note: I first tried creating and using the ~/.bashrc file, but that didn’t work (Mac OS 10.6.2), while ~/.bash_profile worked as expected.
$ vi ~/.bash_profile
… and paste the following (make it a single line):
… save and exit vi.
Restart Terminal app just to be sure that it worked, and try accessing it by typing:
$ echo $JAVA_HOME
If you see the correct JAVA path, then it is all done!