Hello, friends. In this post, you will learn how to install Java 17 LTS on Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8. This is the latest LTS version of Java, and it is always good to have a robust and robust version that is also LTS.
Java 17 LTS, is it a good idea to have it installed?
Java 17 is the latest LTS version of this programming language and software platform. With this version, programmers will have a solid base to develop their applications and sysadmins will have a base to deploy them.
For this post, we did not use the Oracle version but the OpenJDK, which is easier to install and does the job.
In addition to this, the OpenJDK version has no licensing problems, so we can use it in a variety of different projects.
So let’s go for it.
Install OpenJDK on Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8
First, open a terminal and make sure the system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update
Thereafter, install some packages needed to complete the post.
sudo dnf install nano wget
Now download OpenJDK 17 as follows:
Then, unzip the archive as follows:
tar xvf openjdk-17_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
Then, move it to a folder like
sudo mv jdk-17 /opt/
Now, to use Java without issues, it is necessary to add the path to the PATH.
sudo nano /etc/profile.d/jdk.sh
And add the following content
export $JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk-17 export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
Save the changes and close the editor.
Apply the changes by executing the following command
And now you can check them as follows
java --version openjdk 17 2021-09-14 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 17+35-2724) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 17+35-2724, mixed mode, sharing)
So with this easy way, we can have them available.
In this post, you have learned how to install Java 17 LTS on Rocky Linux even though it is a short post, it is important for many to have the latest LTS version available.
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