Linux package repositories for Liberica JDK
March 28, 2019
Announcing public availability of repositories for .deb and .rpm-based Linux distributions
Keeping JDK secure requires ease of update and tight integration with operating systems default installation techniques.
Aside from the already available Docker repositories, we are happy to announce public availability of YUM and APT Linux packages reporitories for all supported versions of Liberica JDK, which includes security patches and critical updates. This allows customers and users to ensure security and integrity of Liberica JDK installations.
RPM repositories are known to work with supported versions of Centos, RHEL, Oracle Linux, Fedora and openSUSE. APT repositories are known to work with Ubuntu, Debian and Raspbian.
Please refer to installation guide for specific Liberica JDK version for detailed installation instructions on using a Linux repository.
APT Repository (.deb-based Linux distributions)
Add BellSoft official GPG key and setup the repository
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 32E9750179FCEA62 echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt.bell-sw.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bellsoft.list
Update repositories and install Liberica JDK packages
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bellsoft-java11
YUM Repository (.rpm-based Linux Distributions)
Add BellSoft official GPG key and set up the repository
gpg --keyserver keys2.kfwebs.net --recv-keys 32e9750179fcea62 gpg --export -a 32e9750179fcea62 | sudo tee /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-bellsoft > /dev/null echo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/bellsoft.repo > /dev/null << EOF [BellSoft] name=BellSoft Repository baseurl=https://yum.bell-sw.com enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-bellsoft priority=1 EOF
Update repositories and install packages
sudo yum update sudo yum install bellsoft-java11
For Liberica JDK 8, the following packages are available:
- bellsoft-java8 contains the full Liberica JDK, including LibericaFX for platforms which support it.
- bellsoft-java8-runtime includes Liberica JRE, including LibericaFX for platforms which support it.
For Liberica JDK 11 and on, the following packages are available:
- bellsoft-java11 contains the full Liberica JDK, including LibericaFX and a variety of JVMs for platforms which support it.
- bellsoft-java11-lite includes Liberica JDK with compressed modules and Server VM, without any extra packages.
Supported CPU Architectures
Packages for all architectures supported by Liberica JDK are available in the repository. At the time of writing, the list is as follows:
- Liberica JDK 8: amd64, i386, armhf
- Liberica JDK 11: amd64, arm64, armhf
- Liberica JDK 12: amd64, i386, arm64, armhf
Switching default version of Liberica JDK
Liberica JDK packages, when installed change the default association for related executables. Different major versions of Liberica JDK can be installed in parallel in the same environment. The most major version installed becomes the default one.
On .rpm-based Linux operating systems, use update-alternatives command to switch between the default installed versions of runtime. On .rpm-based Linux operating systems, use update-java-alternatives command to switch between the default installed versions of runtime.