Java and Homebrew on OSX

By | April 24, 2020

To get Java on a Mac, the basic command to run is

> brew cask install adoptopenjdk

This will install the latest “brew” version at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-xx.jdk

For me, it was version 14.

To uninstall it, just change install to “un”install.

 

To install a specific version of Java, run:

> brew cask install adoptopenjdk8

You should get this output:


Mac:bin sean$ brew cask install adoptopenjdk8
Updating Homebrew...
==> Auto-updated Homebrew!
Updated 1 tap (homebrew/core).
==> Updated Formulae
metabase                                                                mill
==> Downloading https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk8-binaries/releases/download/jdk8u252-b09.1/OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64_mac_hotspot_8u252b09.pkg
==> Downloading from https://github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com/140418865/34d94500-8491-11ea-812f-81222eb98fec?X-Amz-Algo
######################################################################## 100.0
==> Verifying SHA-256 checksum for Cask 'adoptopenjdk8'
==> Installing Cask adoptopenjdk
==> Running installer for adoptopenjdk8; your password may be necessary
==> Package installers may write to any location; options such as --appdir are ignored
installer: Package name is AdoptOpenJDK
installer: Installing at base path /
installer: The install was successful.
package-id: net.adoptopenjdk.8.jdk
version: 1.8.0_252-b09
volume: /
location: Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-8.jd
install-time: 1587687358
🍺  adoptopenjdk8 was successfully installed!

 

 

 

 

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