Amazon Corretto 11 Installation Instructions for Amazon Linux 2 - Amazon Corretto

Amazon Corretto 11 Installation Instructions for Amazon Linux 2

This topic describes how to install and uninstall Amazon Corretto 11 on a host or container running the Amazon Linux 2 operating system.

Install using the yum Package Manager on Amazon Linux

Amazon Corretto 11 has a 'headless' variant available. This variant omits runtime dependencies that are typically associated with GUI applications such as X11 and ALSA and is worth considering for server-oriented workloads.

Option 1: Install headless Amazon Corretto 11:

sudo yum install java-11-amazon-corretto-headless

Option 2: Install the full Amazon Corretto 11:

sudo yum install java-11-amazon-corretto

The installation location is /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-amazon-corretto.<cpu_arch>.

Verify Your Installation

To verify the installation, run java -version in a console. If the version string doesn't mention Corretto, run the following command to change the default java provider.

sudo alternatives --config java

Uninstall Amazon Corretto 11

You can uninstall Amazon Corretto 11 with the following commands.

Uninstall headless:

sudo yum remove java-11-amazon-corretto-headless

Uninstall full:

sudo yum remove java-11-amazon-corretto