How to Install Apache Groovy on Debian 10

Install Apache Groovy on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Groovy on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar, and easy to learn syntax. It integrates smoothly with any Java program and immediately delivers to your application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-Specific Language authoring, runtime, and compile-time meta-programming and functional programming.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Apache Groovy on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Apache Groovy on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

apt update
apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Java.

Apache Groovy requires Java to be installed on your system. To install OpenJDK run the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk

Verify the Java installation:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Apache Groovy from the official Debian 10.

To install Apache Groovy Programming Language, simply use the following command:

sudo apt install groovy

After installing, you can check whether Groovy is installed by displaying its version number:

groovy -v

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache Groovy. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Apache Groovy on the Debian 10 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache Groovy website.

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