Installing OpenJDK 9 on Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux

OpenJDK Developers Guide

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to download and install OpenJDK 9 on Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux. - OpenJDK Community Version

What is OpenJDK

OpenJDK is the short form of Open Java Development Kit similar to Oracle's Java Development Kit used to develop Java Applications. Main difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK is that OpenJDK is free for all while Oracle Java Development Kit or Oracle JDK requires commercial license.

If you want to know more about OpenJDK, you can go through Open Java Development Kit Quick guide.

Step #1: Download

Go to and download the OpenJDK 9 tar distribution Here is the quick lik to download the OpenJDK 9 tar file

Step #2: Install

To Install OpenJDK 9 Java Runtime - Enter the below command on Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux command line.

$ unzip

For OpenJDK 9 and Later, just download the binaries and unzip it and then set the JAVA_HOME_PATH.

Step #3: Configure / SET JAVA_HOME Path

Once the above steps are successfully completed , we need to set the "JAVA_HOME" and "PATH" environment variables. Enter the following commands to set your environment variables. Make sure that your environment variables point to a valid installation of JDK on your Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linuxmachine.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.9.0-openjdk-deve1

Add the JAVA bin directory to the PATH variable

export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin

This will append the java bin directory to the existing PATH variable. You can also check the PATH variable by entering the following command

Step #4: Verify

Once the OpenJDK 9 Download and installation is complete, we can verify the installed OpenJDK 9 version using below Command.

Go to Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux prompt and type java -version
The above command prints the OpenJDK 9 version you installed.

Java -version

Verify the installed OpenJDK 9 version on windows

Congratulations !!! Now you have installed OpenJDK 9 Successfully.

Where to Download OpenJDK ?
- here are the OpenJDK versions you might be interested in!

OpenJDK 7
OpenJDK 8
OpenJDK 9
OpenJDK 10
OpenJDK 11
OpenJDK 12

If you are looking out for earlier OpenJDK versions, go to OpenJDK Archive

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