Install Minecraft on Ubuntu

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I tried doing this today and ran into a small hitch. The official Minecraft website gives you a .deb file to install. No package manager or instructions. A couple blog posts I found had instructions that worked, but gave instructions which I felt were too long or installed unnecessary things.

Here’s how to install Minecraft Java Edition on Ubuntu, short and sweet.

sudo apt install default-jre
curl -sSL "" -o /tmp/Minecraft.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/Minecraft.deb

If you already have a working Java installation, you can skip the first step.

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