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Install Java on Mac

Published: 2019-10-11 | Lastmod: 2019-10-19

Java 8 #

  1. Download OpenJDK 8 tarball from AdoptOpenJDK

    curl -O -L https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk8-binaries/releases/download/jdk8u232-b09_openj9-0.17.0/OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64_mac_openj9_8u232b09_openj9-0.17.0.tar.gz
    
  2. Make dir then extract tarball

    mkdir -p ~/bin/java
    tar -v -x -C ~/bin/java -f OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64_mac_openj9_8u232b09_openj9-0.17.0.tar.gz
    
  3. Set environment variables in your bash config file, e.g. ~/.bash_profile

    export JAVA_HOME=$HOME/bin/java/jdk8u232-b09/Contents/Home
    export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
    
  4. Source bash config file

    source ~/.bash_profile
    
  5. Confirm installation

    java -version
    

Java 11 #

  1. Download OpenJDK 11 tarball from AdoptOpenJDK

    curl -O -L https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk11-binaries/releases/download/jdk-11.0.4%2B11.4/OpenJDK11U-jdk_x64_mac_hotspot_11.0.4_11.tar.gz
    
  2. Make dir then extract tarball

    mkdir -p ~/bin/java
    tar -v -x -C ~/bin/java -f OpenJDK11U-jdk_x64_mac_hotspot_11.0.4_11.tar.gz
    
  3. Set environment variables in your bash config file, e.g. ~/.bash_profile

    export JAVA_HOME=$HOME/bin/java/jdk-11.0.4+11/Contents/Home
    export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
    
  4. Source bash config file

    source ~/.bash_profile
    
  5. Confirm installation

    java -version