In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Groovy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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, 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 through the step-by-step installation of Apache Groovy on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Java.
Groovy requires you to have Java installed on your system. Run the following command to install Java:
sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk
Verify the Java installation:
Step 3. Installing Apache Groovy on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Apache Groovy from the official repository:
sudo apt install groovy
- Install Apache Groovy using Snap:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install groovy --classic
- Install Apache Groovy using Homebrew:
brew install groovy
After installation is complete test your default version of Groovy with:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Groovy. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Groovy on your Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache Groovy website.