How To Install NetBeans on CentOS 8

Install NetBeans on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install NetBeans on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Netbeans IDE is one of the most popular development environments among Java developers. Not only for Java but Netbeans also can be used for other programming languages including PHP, HTML, C, and C++. It is free and open-source and has a large community of users and developers around the world.

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 NetBeans on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • 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 user or 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 NetBeans on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Enable Snaps on CentOS.

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. Snap can now be installed as follows:

sudo dnf install snapd

After that, the systemd the unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Step 3. Installing Netbeans on CentOS 8.

To install Netbeans using the snap package manager, execute the command below:

sudo snap install netbeans --classic

Step 4. Assessing Netbeans IDE.

Once all is done, go to Application > Programming and click on the Netbeans icon to open the IDE.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed NetBeans. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing NetBeans on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official NetBeans website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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