Installing Apache Maven on ubuntu

This article will guide you on how to install apache Maven on Ubuntu. Same instructions could be followed for other Linux distributions as well.

Get latest version of Maven binary from below official site.
https://maven.apache.org/

Download Maven,

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://apache.mesi.com.ar/maven/maven-3/3.5.2/binaries/apache-maven-3.5.2-bin.tar.gz

Extract and copy maven to local directory

tar -xvf apache-maven-3.5.2-bin.tar.gz
mv apache-maven-3.5.2 /usr/local/

Set Maven command in environment variable.

Update ~/.bashrc – create this file if doesn’t exist.

vi ~/.bashrc

Add below lines at the end

export MAVEN_HOME=/usr/local/apache-maven-3.5.2
export PATH=$PATH:$MAVEN_HOME/bin

Reload environment variables,

source ~/.bashrc

Check if mvn command works.

mvn -version

If everything is good, you should see output like below,

Apache Maven 3.5.2
Maven home: /usr/local/apache-maven-3.5.2
Java version: 1.8.0_144, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_144/jre
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: ANSI_X3.4-1968
OS name: "linux", version: "4.8.0-36-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Maven is installed now.

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