How to update java version on linux servers?

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by lonzo , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to update java version on linux servers?

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by keegan.towne , 7 months ago

@lonzo 

To update the Java version on Linux servers, you can follow these steps:

  1. Check the current Java version: Open a terminal on your Linux server. Run the command java -version to display the current Java version installed.
  2. Determine the Java version you want to install: Check the Oracle Java download page or OpenJDK website to find the latest version available. Note whether you want to install the Oracle JDK or OpenJDK.
  3. Choose an installation method: There are multiple ways to install/update Java on Linux servers. Common methods include package managers, manual installation, and Java version managers (like SDKMAN and jEnv). Choose the method that suits your server's requirements and your familiarity.
  4. Update Java using a package manager (if applicable): Some Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Debian, offer Oracle or OpenJDK packages in their official repositories. Use the package manager specific to your Linux distribution and run the update command. For example: For Ubuntu/Debian: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade For CentOS/RHEL: sudo yum update
  5. Install Java manually (if no package manager option available): Download the desired Java version from the official Oracle or OpenJDK website. Choose the appropriate package for your server's architecture. Extract the downloaded archive to a specific directory. For example, /usr/lib/jvm/. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the Java installation directory.
  6. Configure the system to use the updated Java version: If you installed Java manually, set the PATH environment variable to include the bin directory of the Java installation. For example, export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jvm/{java-version}/bin. Configure Java alternatives (if using OpenJDK) by running the update-alternatives command. This will update the symbolic links for Java commands. For example: sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/{java-version}/bin/java 1 sudo update-alternatives --config java (to select the default version if multiple versions are installed)
  7. Verify the Java version: Open a new terminal or run source ~/.bashrc to apply the environment variable changes. Run the command java -version to check if the Java version has been updated successfully.


Remember to consult the documentation and specific installation guides for your Linux distribution to ensure the accuracy of the steps and compatibility with your server setup.

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by enrico , 2 months ago

@lonzo 

Updating the Java version on a Linux server involves multiple steps, and it's essential to proceed with caution to prevent any issues. Here is a concise guide to update Java on Linux servers:

  1. Check Current Java Version: Open a terminal on your Linux server. Run java -version to check the current Java version.
  2. Determine Desired Java Version: Visit the Oracle Java download page or OpenJDK website to find the latest version. Decide whether to install Oracle JDK or OpenJDK.
  3. Choose Installation Method: Select an appropriate method based on your requirements like package managers, manual installation, or Java version managers.
  4. Update Java via Package Manager: If your distribution offers Oracle or OpenJDK packages, use the package manager to update Java. E.g., for Ubuntu/Debian: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade.
  5. Manual Installation: Download the desired Java version from Oracle or OpenJDK. Extract the archive to a chosen directory like /usr/lib/jvm/. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the Java directory. Add the Java installation's bin directory to the PATH variable.
  6. Configure System to Use Updated Java: Set the PATH variable to include the Java bin directory. Configure Java alternatives using commands like update-alternatives. E.g., sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/{java-version}/bin/java 1.
  7. Verify Java Version: Open a new terminal or source the bashrc file. Run java -version to verify the updated Java version.


Always refer to official documentation for detailed instructions and consider creating backups before updating Java to be safe.