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Netbeans IDE install

by strikeforce last modified Jan 30, 2008 03:46 AM
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This will show how to install the opensource Java IDE Netbeans. One of the more popular and easy to install IDE's with lots of additional features.

Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora Core 6


Explanation of requirements.
  1. Sun Java Development Kit 6
  2. Fedora Core x86 Installation

Doing the Work

Basic description of what will be done and what is expected.

  1. Download Netbeans from the following website. (*bin file and is approx 53.5 MB in size)
  2. Once the file is downlaoded, Open a terminal .
  3. Now change to the directory /opt.

    cd /opt
  4. Execute the installation by performing the following.
  5. su -c 'sh netbeans-5_5_1-linux.bin'
  6. Following the previous steps will install the netbeans to the /opt directory, should you wish to install it to a different location, replace that location with the one in step 3.


How to test

Explanation troubleshooting basics and expectations.
  1. To test go to the gnome or kde menu and click on the application located here. Applications -> Programming -> Netbeans 5.5.1 Or
  2. /opt/netbeans-5.5.1/bin/netbeans

    Adjust your command to the install directory that you chose.

Common problems and fixes

Describe common problems here, include links to known common problems if on another site


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #fedora on

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