How To Install Netbeans on Debian 10 Buster

Install Netbeans on Debian 10

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Netbeans on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, NetBeans is an open source IDE for Java, JavaScript, PHP and Web development. Netbeans is a fully featured IDE which comes with a lot of cool features like syntax highlighting, code refactoring, code generation, etc. You can also extend its features by using plugins.

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 Netbeans on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.

Install Netbeans on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

apt update
apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing OpenJDK.

NetBeans requires having the Java VM installed on the server, now install OpenJDK 8 package by using following command:

sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk

Now confirm the installation using the following command:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Netbeans on Debian 10.

Install Netbeans on Debian you can run the following command:

sudo snap install netbeans --classic

The process may take some time depending on your connection speed. On successful installation, you will see the following output:

netbeans 10.0 from 'apache-netbeans' installed

Step 4. Assessing Netbeans.

Now, you should be able to find NetBeans in the Application Menu of Debian 10 or you can start Netbeans by using following command in the terminal:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Netbeans. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Netbeans on your Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Netbeans website.

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