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java_se (64) Versions 9.0.1

Installs Oracle's Java SE JDK

cookbook 'java_se', '= 9.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'java_se', '= 9.0.1'
knife supermarket install java_se
knife supermarket download java_se
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Java SE Cookbook

Cookbook Version

Installs Oracle's Java SE JDK

The next scheduled critical patch update:

  • 16 January 2018

How is this different from Java cookbook?

  • Only supports Oracle's Java SE JDK
  • Oracle JDK versions are tied to java_se cookbook versions e.g., java_se 8.77.x is bound to JDK 8u77
  • Checksums are included in java_se cookbook and should not be overridden
  • Downloads directly from Oracle on all supported platforms
  • Can specify an alternative URI directory to download from e.g.,
  • Lightweight, no cookbook dependencies
  • Can globally skip Java installation
  • Only supports Linux (.tar.gz), Mac OS X (.dmg), and Windows (.exe) file extensions


  • Chef 11+


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


By adding java_se to a run list (recipe[java_se]) or a cookbook (include_recipe 'java_se') you are accepting the
Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for Java SE.

It is recommended that you constrain java_se cookbook
version to a release e.g. '~> 8.0' or an update e.g. '~> 8.77.0' in your metadata.rb cookbook or
environment. By default, the latest Oracle SE JDK is

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.


Constrain java_se cookbook in metadata.rb

depends 'java_se', '~> 8.0'

Constrains install to latest available Java SE JDK 8.

Download JDK from alternative location

  "java_se": {
    "uri": ""

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.


  • 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 CONTRIBUTING.


MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file
for details.


9.0.1 2017-10-23

  • Initial release of JDK 9

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