It took a couple of days, but I finally found out how to configure linux in order to run Amazon EC2 Tools commands. I found some instructions here and there, but I’ll provide instructions that are clearer (I hope) to the new Linux user, particularly, running Fedora (RPM-based Linux). Much of it is derived from the aforelinked instructions, so look at those for extra information. You should already know some basic linux commands – and remember that these instructions worked for me in Fedora.
– a PEM encoded X.509 certificate named something like cert-xxxxxxx.pem
– a PEM encoded RSA private key named something like pk-xxxxxxx.pem
20. Start installation process, which will create a folder called “jre1.6.0_24″ in this case.
[root@local-PC java]# rpm -iv jre-6u24-linux-i586.rpm