Java

CedarLUG edited this page Aug 24, 2016 · 5 revisions

Some game servers require using Java Runtime Environment (JRE) such as Minecraft and Project Zomboid.

Installation of Java Runtime Environment

Debian/Ubuntu

To install the most up to date JRE for your distro run the following:

 apt install default-jre

Or to select openjdk, run the following changing the version number:

apt install openjdk-8-jre

CentOS/Fedora

Run the following command, changing the version number:

yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk

JRE Availability Table

Different Distros have different versions of Java. This page will outline the different versions that are available.

Distro JRE 6 JRE 7 JRE 8
CentOS 5 YES YES NO
CentOS 6 YES YES YES
CentOS 7 YES YES YES
Debian 6 YES NO NO
Debian 7 YES YES NO
Debian 8 NO YES YES (backport)
Debian 9 NO NO YES
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS YES YES NO
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS YES YES NO
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS NO NO YES

Distrowatch also contains details of JRE versions.

Further Reading

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java