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Install/Verify Java (Linux)

You will need Java installed if you want to:

  • run the current version of the Fabric Installer
  • use MultiMC
  • change the default “JAVA EXECUTABLE” to other than the bundled Java runtime in a Minecraft Launcher “Installation”

STEP 1: Verify if Java is already installed

Open a terminal window and execute java -version.

If it returns with something like this, Java is already installed.

saiko@invader ~ % java -version
openjdk version "14.0.1-internal" 2020-04-14
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 14.0.1-internal+14-adhoc..jdk14u-jdk-14.0.17)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0.1-internal+14-adhoc..jdk14u-jdk-14.0.17, mixed mode, sharing)

STEP 2: Install Java

Install Java using your distribution's package manager. This step will vary across distros, so in case it is not listed here, please refer to your distro's documentation.

Convention: commands starting with a # must be run with privilges like so sudo [command] [options].

Arch Linux

Install the latest JRE with this command:

# pacman -S jre-openjdk

If you're only running a server without the need for a graphical environment, the headless JRE is enough:

# pacman -S jre-openjdk-headless

If you want to also develop mods, you need to install the JDK instead.

# pacman -S jdk-openjdk

For more information, see the wiki article.

Fedora

Install the JRE for Java 8 with this command:

# dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk

If you're only running a server without the need for a graphical environment, the headless JRE is enough:

# dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless

If you want to also develop mods, you need to install the JDK instead.

# dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

For more information, see the wiki article.

Gentoo

Install the latest JRE with this command:

# emerge -a jre

If you're only running a server without the need for a graphical environment, the headless JRE is enough, for that you can enable USE=headless-awt and then emerge a JRE that supports it, such as dev-java/openjdk or dev-java/openjdk-jre-bin for the precompiled version:

# euse -E headless-awt # or manually change make.conf/package.use
# emerge -a dev-java/openjdk

If you want to also develop mods, you need to install the JDK instead.

# emerge -a jdk

For more information, see the wiki article.

Void Linux

Install the latest JRE with this command:

# xbps-install openjdk-jre

If you want to also develop mods, you need to install the JDK instead.

# xbps-install openjdk
player/tutorials/java/linux.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/25 21:41 by zacki