This package installs helper scripts and infrastructure to run a minecraft server. While it does not ship the server jar file, the scripts will guide you through the process of installing the minecraft server jar, accepting the EULA and managing the minecraft server once it is up and running.
minecraft-server-jdstrand 16.04.* uses openjdk-8 and is known compatible with minecraft server < 1.17 and incompatible with minecraft server 1.17 and higher. For the time being, this will continue to be available in the beta channel.
minecraft-server-jdstrand 20.04.* is available via the stable and edge channels and ships with openjdk-8 and openjdk-17. People upgrading from minecraft-server-jdstrand 16.04.* will continue to use openjdk-8 while new installs will default to openjdk-17 to facilitate running the latest minecraft server out of the box. The java version may be set via a configuration file.
See 'minecraft-server-jdstrand.util help' for details.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install minecraft-server-jdstrand, simply use the following command: