Liberica Install Guide

Liberica JDK 8u202

APT Repository (.deb-based Linux distributions)

Add BellSoft official GPG key and setup the repository

wget -q -O - https://download.bell-sw.com/pki/GPG-KEY-bellsoft | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt.bell-sw.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bellsoft.list

Liberica JDK repositories contain all Linux architectires supported in the release: amd64, i386, arm64. If amd64 is not the target architecture, replace it in the command above with the architecture of choice.

Update repositories and install packages

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bellsoft-java8

The following packages are available:

  • bellsoft-java8 contains the full Liberica JDK, including JavaFX for platforms which support it.
  • bellsoft-java8-runtime includes Liberica JRE, including JavaFX for platforms which support it.

YUM Repository (.rpm-based Linux Distributions)

Set up the repository

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=https://download.bell-sw.com/pki/GPG-KEY-bellsoft
priority=1
EOF

Liberica JDK repositories contain all Linux architectires supported in the release.

Update repositories and install packages

sudo yum update
sudo yum install bellsoft-java8

The following packages are available:

  • bellsoft-java8 contains the full Liberica JDK, including JavaFX for platforms which support it.
  • bellsoft-java8-runtime includes Liberica JRE, including JavaFX for platforms which support it.

YaST/Zypper Repository (SUSE Linux)

Set up the repository

echo | sudo tee /etc/zypp/repos.d/repo-bellsoft.repo > /dev/null << EOF
[BellSoft]
name=BellSoft Repository
baseurl=https://yum.bell-sw.com
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://download.bell-sw.com/pki/GPG-KEY-bellsoft
priority=1
EOF

Update repositories and install packages

sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in bellsoft-java8

The following packages are available:

  • bellsoft-java8 contains the full Liberica JDK, including JavaFX and a variety of JVMs for platforms which support it.
  • bellsoft-java8-runtime contains Liberica JRE.

Installing Liberica JDK using manual RPM installation

Obtain BellSoft official GPG key and then import it

wget -q -O - https://download.bell-sw.com/pki/GPG-KEY-bellsoft
sudo rpm --import GPG-KEY-bellsoft

Download a package and install it

wget https://download.bell-sw.com/java/8u202/bellsoft-jdk8u202-linux-amd64.rpm
sudo rpm --install bellsoft-jdk8u202-linux-amd64.rpm

Installing Liberica JDK on Debian and other DEB-based OSes

To install Liberica JDK download the .deb package and run apt tool:

wget https://download.bell-sw.com/java/8u202/bellsoft-jdk1.8.0-linux-amd64.deb
sudo apt install bellsoft-jdk1.8.0-linux-amd64.deb

This will install bellsoft-java8 JDK package, including JavaFX and DeviceIO.

To use Liberica JRE, simply run

java -jar $your_app

This will automatically pick JavaFX or DeviceIO dependencies which are compiled into the JDK.

To uninstall Liberica JDK, run the following command:

sudo apt remove bellsoft-java8

Installing standalone Liberica JDK package on GNU/Linux

To install Liberica JDK download the .tag.gz package and unpack it.

wget https://download.bell-sw.com/java/8u202/bellsoft-jdk1.8.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar -zxvf bellsoft-jdk1.8.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz

This will unpack Liberica JDK, including JavaFX and DeviceIO to the current directory. Either add bin subdirectory to $PATH, or remember this directory as $LIBERICA_DIR environment variable and run Liberica JDK as

$LIBERICA_DIR/bin/java -jar $your_app

To uninstall Liberica JDK, simply remove this directory and unset related environmental variables.

Installing standalone Liberica JDK package on Microsoft Windows

To install Liberica JDK download the .zip package and unpack it.

If you do not want to or cannot do it via GUI, then you can use PowerShell:

(New-Object System.Net.WebClient) .DownloadFile("https://download.bell-sw.com/java/8u202/bellsoft-jdk8u202-windows-amd64.zip", "liberica.zip")
Expand-Archive liberica.zip -DestinationPath .

This will unpack Liberica JDK, including JavaFX to the current directory. Either add bin subdirectory to $PATH, or remember this directory as $LIBERICA_DIR environment variable and run Liberica JDK as

$LIBERICA_DIR/bin/java -jar $your_app

To uninstall Liberica JDK, simply remove this directory and unset related environmental variables.

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