Install Netbeans 8.2 on Ubuntu 18.04

By | September 3, 2018

First you have to install OpenJDK 8 because Netbeans doesn't work with OpenJDK 11 which is installed on Ubuntu 18.04 by default.

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

Next download here the Netbeans installer of your choice for Linux. If you chose Netbeans IDE Java SE you should get the file:
Now start the installer, setting --javahome to the location of OpenJDK 8 (in our case /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/):

bash Downloads/ --javahome /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/

When the installer asks for JDK for Netbeans IDE, again enter the location of OpenJDK 8 (/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64):

That's all. After finishing the installation you will have a Netbeans icon on your desktop which you can double click to start the Netbeans IDE. Alternatively you can start Netbeans with:


Also you could have run the installer as "sudo" so you would have an installation that could be used by all users.

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