Amazon Corretto 8
Corretto 8 User Guide

Amazon Corretto 8 Installation Instructions for Debian-Based and RPM-Based Linux Distributions

This topic describes how to install Amazon Corretto 8 on Debian-based and RPM-based Linux distributions.

If you need to install Amazon Corretto 8 on Amazon Linux 2, see Installing on Amazon Linux 2.

Install Amazon Corretto 8 on Debian-Based Linux

This section describes how to install and uninstall Amazon Corretto 8 on a host or container running a Debian-based operating system.

Download and Install the Debian Package Manually

  1. Download the Linux x64 .deb file from the Downloads page. Before you install the JDK, install the java-common package.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install java-common
  2. Install the .deb file by using sudo dpkg --install.

    sudo dpkg --install java-1.8.0-amazon-corretto-jdk_8.212.04-2_amd64.deb

Verify Your Installation

In the terminal, run the following command to verify the installation.

java -version

Expected output for 8u212:

openjdk version "1.8.0_212" OpenJDK Runtime Environment Corretto-8.212.04.2 (build 1.8.0_212-b04) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto-8.212.04.2 (build 25.212-b04, mixed mode)

If you see a version string that doesn't mention Corretto, run the following command to change the default java or javac providers.

sudo update-alternatives --config java

If you're using the JDK, you should also run the following.

sudo update-alternatives --config javac

Uninstall Amazon Corretto 8

You can uninstall Amazon Corretto 8 by using the following command.

Uninstall JDK:

sudo dpkg --remove java-1.8.0-amazon-corretto-jdk

Install Amazon Corretto 8 on RPM-Based Linux

Download and install RPM package manually

  1. Download the Linux x64 .rpm file from the Downloads page.

  2. Install the downloaded .rpm file using yum localinstall.

    sudo yum localinstall java-1.8.0-amazon-corretto-devel-1.8.0_212.b04-2.x86_64.rpm

Verify Your Installation

In the terminal, run the following command to verify the installation.

java -version

This is the expected output for 8u212:

openjdk version "1.8.0_212" OpenJDK Runtime Environment Corretto-8.212.04.2 (build 1.8.0_212-b04) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto-8.212.04.2 (build 25.212-b04, mixed mode)

If you see a version string that doesn't mention Corretto, run the following command to change the default java or javac providers.

sudo alternatives --config java

If you're using the JDK, you should also run the following.

sudo alternatives --config javac

Uninstall Amazon Corretto 8

You can uninstall Amazon Corretto 8 by using the following

Uninstall JDK:

sudo yum remove java-1.8.0-amazon-corretto-devel