Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 5 plugin
(Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_05-b13)
is available at http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
for the user who does not like to wait for a Mandriva package.

Snippet from my admin diary
#************** Start jre-6u5-linux-i586_install.txt **************
#*
#* Download jre from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
#* pick Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 5 download
#*
#* Note: /accounts/downloads is my browser download directory and
#* assumes /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins for plugin installs.
#*
#*
#* konqueror users need to click Settings, Configure Konqueror
#* Java & JavaScript, and set Path to Java executable, or java:
#* java
#* click Apply, OK.
#*
#************************************************* ***************

exit 0 # just in case a newbie tries to run this as a script

As a user, click up a terminal and login as root as follows:
su - root

alias edt=gedit



chmod +x /accounts/downloads/jre-6u5-linux-i586-rpm.bin
cd /accounts/downloads
urpme jre
/bin/rm -f /etc/init.d/jexec.rpmsave

/accounts/downloads/jre-6u5-linux-i586-rpm.bin
yes

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
/bin/rm -f libjavaplugin_oji.so

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_05/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
ls -al

#******************************************
#* disable the new java system service/deamon
#*******************************************

service jexec stop
chkconfig --del jexec
chkconfig jexec off

edt /etc/init.d/jexec
and add
exit 0
under the header comment block.
Click Save/quit

#******************************************
#* jre/java test links
#******************************************

firefox http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
and verify version number displayed on screen

firefox http://www.bodo.com/javame.htm

#************** End jre-6u5-linux-i586_install.txt *********************