How to Install Minecraft Launcher on Rocky Linux 9

Minecraft is a game that has taken the world by storm, allowing players to explore a vast and ever-changing world. The Minecraft Launcher is the game downloader and launcher for Minecraft: Java Edition and one of the game downloaders and launchers for Minecraft for Windows (Bedrock Edition) and Minecraft Dungeons. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The Minecraft Launcher allows players to easily find and download the game and keep it up to date with the latest version.

In addition, the Launcher offers players a variety of options for customizing their game experience, including the ability to choose their preferred language and difficulty level. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting, the Minecraft Launcher is an essential tool for anyone looking to enjoy this unique and fantastic game.

The following tutorial will teach you how to install Minecraft Launcher on Rocky Linux 9 workstation desktop using a copr third-party repository using the command line terminal.

Update Rocky Linux

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.


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


How to Install Minecraft Launcher on Rocky Linux 9

Once opened, you should see the application download the latest required files.


How to Install Minecraft Launcher on Rocky Linux 9

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.

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How to Install Minecraft Launcher on Rocky Linux 9

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 the software to connect your system to the Minecraft universe created by Mojang Studios. It provides access to the Minecraft server so you can 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. There are many features of the launcher that we haven’t covered here, but this should give you a good idea of what it does. Be sure to check out our other posts for more information on how to use the launcher’s different features.

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