How To Install Java on Fedora 36

Install Java on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Java on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, Java is a general-purpose, class-based, object-oriented multipurpose programming language that is popular due to the design having lesser implementation dependencies. It is used for developing a wide range of applications across a plethora of different platforms.

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 the step-by-step installation of the Java programming language on a Fedora 36.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 36

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
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing Java on Fedora 36.

By default, the java package does not come in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Java to your Fedora 36 system:

  • Install OpenJDK.
sudo dnf install java-18-openjdk-devel

Now check the version of installed Java on the Fedora system box through the below command:

[root@idroot.us]# java --version
  • Install Oracle JDK.

Now we go to the Oracle JDK download page and open the download link for the version of Oracle JDK you want to install:

wget https://download.oracle.com/java/19/latest/jdk-19_linux-x64_bin.rpm

Next, execute the following command to install Oracle JDK:

sudo rpm -Uvh jdk-19_linux-x64_bin.rpm

Confirm Java version installed:

[root@idroot.us]# java --version

Configure Java environment:

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/jdk19.sh
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/default
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
EOF

To use Java Home, source the file:

source /etc/profile.d/jdk19.sh

Step 3. Choosing Default Version of Java.

You can use the alternatives command to switch between multiple Java versions installed on your Fedora Linux systems:

sudo alternatives --config java

A list of installed Java versions will be displayed. Select the appropriate Java version number and press enter. After changing again check the current active Java version:

[root@idroot.us]# java --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Java. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Java programming language on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Java website.

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