How To Install Java on Fedora 35

Install Java on Fedora 35

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Java on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, Java is a secure, stable, and well-known, general-purpose programming language and computing technology platform with many interconnected capabilities. If you want to use a Java-based tool or program in Java, you’ll need to have Java on your system.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Java on a Fedora 35.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 35.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Java on Fedora 35

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Java on Fedora 35.

Choose one of the below commands to install the required Java version on your Fedora system:

  • Install Java 11 on Fedora:
sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk
  • Install Java 8 on Fedora:
sudo dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk
  • Install Latest Java on Fedora:
sudo dnf install java-latest-openjdk

Check the Java version on your system to confirm the installation:

java --version

Step 3. Switch Java version on Fedora.

Use the alternatives command to set the default java version:

sudo alternatives --config java

Output:

There are 3 programs which provide 'java'.

  Selection    Command
-----------------------------------------------
 + 1           java-11-openjdk.x86_64 (/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-11.0.12.0.7-4.fc35.x86_64/bin/java)
   2           java-latest-openjdk.x86_64 (/usr/lib/jvm/java-17-openjdk-17.0.1.0.12-2.rolling.fc35.x86_64/bin/java)
*  3           /usr/java/jdk-17.0.1/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 2

To check if the swap has been successful, use the version command to verify:

java --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Java. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Java on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Java website.

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