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Open Source Java on Alpine

Zulu® for Alpine is a certified build of OpenJDK that is fully compliant with the Java SE standard. Each build is certified using Azul’s rigorous quality assurance processes and passes the full OpenJDK TCK Java compliance suite. Zulu for Alpine is 100% open source and freely downloadable. Now Java developers, deployers, and admins can enjoy the full benefits of open source Java with no license fees or field of use restrictions. Zulu Enterprise adds the comfort of timely security updates and bug fixes. You can download Java SE for Alpine Linux (with musl libc) here today.

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Download Zulu for Alpine

Java versionOpenJDK™ VersionFile description 
1212.0.1Zulu for 64-bit Alpinetgz
1111.0.3Zulu JDK for 64-bit Alpinetgz
1111.0.3 JREZulu JRE for 64-bit Alpinetgz
88u212Zulu JDK for 64-bit Alpinetgz
88u212 JREZulu JRE for 64-bit Alpinetgz

Download the installation package to a reasonable location on your Alpine Linux system. For example:


Expand the downloaded file.

$ tar -xzvf <zulu_package>.tar.gz

All Zulu files are expanded into appropriate folders relative to the <zulu_dir>/<zulu_jdk> subfolder. For example:


For general instructions on installing and troubleshooting Zulu, please review the Zulu Installation Guide.

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