Package Details: minecraft-launcher 2.1.9618-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: minecraft-launcher
Description: Official Minecraft Launcher
Upstream URL:
Keywords: game minecraft
Licenses: All Rights Reserved
Conflicts: minecraft-launcher-beta
Provides: minecraft-launcher-beta
Submitter: shoghicp
Maintainer: petr
Last Packager: petr
Votes: 138
Popularity: 14.34
First Submitted: 2017-01-18 14:17
Last Updated: 2019-11-13 14:46

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petr commented on 2018-12-20 09:56

The java version is ... problematic. The current version of the base game will work with any Java version. So will some of the very old game versions that do not use launchwrapper.

Java 8 is required for all legacy versions, and all modded versions of the game (except for some experimental builds of Forge for 1.13). It makes sense to require it, because easily, 99% of the various ways to play the game DO require it. Roughly half of the players play modded regularly.

Fixing the old and modded versions is a non-trivial (almost intractable) task. Fixing Java would require forking it and maintaining the fork. Java runtimes of different versions are installable side-by-side. The launcher needing 'a java 8 runtime' should not prevent you from installing and using a different one.

If you have any suggestions about how to improve this situation, I'm all ears. However, using Java 9+ by default would introduce major issues.

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Anonymous comment on 2017-02-25 21:41

If you don't have time to keep this updated could you please hand it over to someone that does?

wizd3m commented on 2017-02-21 07:39

The new url for the launcher is

Atasuke commented on 2017-02-12 12:49

Please update sources
Thanks :)

BjarnoBe commented on 2017-02-07 12:16

./launcher error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Installing gconf solved this problem and resulted, for me, in a working launcher.o Maybe add gconf to the dependencies list.