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 that 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 the step-by-step installation of Netbeans on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • 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 Debian 10 Buster

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


Install Netbeans on Debian 10 Buster

Congratulations! 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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, 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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