How to Install Minecraft Launcher on AlmaLinux 8

The Minecraft Launcher is the software to connect your system to the Minecraft universe created by Mojang Studios. The Minecraft Launcher provides access to the Minecraft server to play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs and much more.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Minecraft Launcher on AlmaLinux 8 workstation desktop using a copr third-party repository using the command line terminal.

Update AlmaLinux

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date. This will ensure no conflicts arise as best as possible during the installation.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

Install Minecraft Launcher

First, import the copr stenstorp/Minecraft using the following command.

sudo dnf copr enable stenstorp/Minecraft -y

Once imported, use the following installation command in your terminal.

sudo dnf install minecraft-launcher -y

How to Launch Minecraft Launcher

Now that you have completed the installation launching, it can be done in a few ways.

Using the command line terminal, you can open the software quickly by using the following command.

minecraft-launcher

The best way to use Minecraft Launcher for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path.

Activities > Show Applications > Minecraft Launcher

Example:

How to Install Minecraft Launcher on AlmaLinux 8

From here, you can use your Mojan or Microsoft account to sign in; if you do not have one, sign up and join the online sensation.

Example Word (Click Image to Enlarge):

How to Install Minecraft Launcher on AlmaLinux 8

How to Update Minecraft Launcher

The best way to upgrade the software is to run the DNF update command in your terminal, as you would check your entire system for any updates.

sudo dnf update --refresh

Note it is advised to run terminal commands now and then even if you have set up auto-updates using the automatic GUI updater; this ensures you are not missing anything.

How to Remove (Uninstall) Minecraft Launcher

When you no longer want the Minecraft Launcher installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo dnf autoremove minecraft-launcher

Next, disable the copr repository until you require it again for performance and security.

sudo dnf copr disable stenstorp/Minecraft -y

Comments and Conclusion

The Minecraft Launcher is an important software for connecting to the Minecraft universe and playing the game. It provides access to the server, letting you play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. If you’re a fan of Minecraft, be sure to download the Minecraft Launcher so you can start your next adventure today.



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