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java_se (64) Versions 10.0.1

Installs Oracle's Java SE JDK

cookbook 'java_se', '= 10.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'java_se', '= 10.0.1'
knife supermarket install java_se
knife supermarket download java_se
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Java SE Cookbook

Cookbook Version

Installs and configures Oracle's
Java SE JDK 10.

See Critical Patch Updates
for next scheduled JDK release.


  • Chef 11+


  • CentOS, Red Hat, Fedora
  • Debian, Ubuntu
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows


By adding java_se to a run list or cookbook you are accepting the
Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for Java SE.

Older versions of Java JDK are no longer publicly available
after a patch update. So it is recommended that you
download JDK from alternative location,
or constrain java_se cookbook version.
Note that the latter solution could result in a failed converge when
a new patch update is released and a matching version of java_se
cookbook is not yet available. A release of java_se cookbook usually
follows within a day after a patch update.

Windows JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables are not available
during initial chef-client run. Attribute
node['java_se']['win_javalink'] provides a symbolic link to installed
Java JDK bin directory and is available during initial chef-client run.


Download JDK from alternative location

This will download the JDK that best matches platform criteria. Note that JDK file names must be the
same as that found on Oracle's download page.

A script to download JDKs from Oracle and upload them to Amazon S3 is
available here.

  "java_se": {
    "uri": ""

Constrain java_se cookbook version

version in cookbook to latest Java SE JDK 10.

depends 'java_se', '~> 10.0'

Constrain version in
to latest Java SE JDK 10.

cookbook 'java_se', '~> 10.0'


  • node['java_se']['uri'] - The URI to the Java SE JDKs. If a directory is provided, it will then automatically assign a file name that best matches platform criteria. The JDK file names must be the same as that found on Oracle's download page. Leave nil to download directly from Oracle. Default nil.
  • node['java_se']['skip'] - Skips installing Java SE. Default false.
  • node['java_se']['java_home'] - Alternative java_home location. Leave nil to use default location. For Linux and Windows only. Default nil.

Linux Only

  • node['java_se']['set_default'] - Indicates whether or not you want the JDK installed to be default on the system. Default true.
  • node['java_se']['owner'] - The owner of extracted directory. Default root.
  • node['java_se']['group'] - The group of extracted directory. Default root.
  • node['java_se']['alternatives_priority'] - A priority of the alternatives. Default 1061.
  • node['java_se']['set_etc_environment'] - Optionally sets JAVA_HOME in /etc/environment for. Default false.
  • node['java_se']['reset_alternatives'] - Whether alternatives is reset. Default true.
  • node['java_se']['use_alt_suffix'] whether '_alt' suffix is used for none default java install. Default false.
  • node['java_se']['bin_cmds'] - Array of binary commands to symlink /usr/bin to, and set alternative on. Examples are mvn, java, javac, etc. These cmds must be in the bin subdirectory of the extracted folder. Will be ignored if set_default is not true.

Windows Only

  • node['java_se']['win_addlocal'] - JDK features to install. Default ToolsFeature,SourceFeature,PublicjreFeature.
  • node['java_se']['win_javalink'] - Symbolic link to Java JDK bin directory. Since Windows PATH and JAVA_HOME are not available during chef-client run, this provides a way for cookbooks to access the latest installed version. Default %SYSTEMDRIVE%\java\bin.
  • node['java_se']['win_jre_home'] - Location to install public JRE. Leave nil to use default location. Default nil.

Bind (Do not override)

  • node['java_se']['release'] - The JDK release version.
  • node['java_se']['build'] - The build number.
  • node['java_se']['sha256'][type] - The checksum to validate the installer with. Where type is one of 'dmg', 'exe', or 'tar'.

Getting Help


Please refer to


MIT - see the accompanying
file for details.


10.0.1 2018-04-18

  • Initial relase of JDK 10
  • JDK 9 is deprecated by Oracle: Java SE 9 has reached end of support. Users of Java SE 9 should switch to Java SE 10.

9.0.4 2018-01-17

  • Update 9.0.4

9.0.1 2017-10-23

  • Initial release of JDK 9

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