How To Install Apache Maven on CentOS 7

Install Apache Maven on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Maven on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Maven is a free and open-source project management tool used for Java projects. You can easily handle a project’s build, reporting, and documentation from a central piece of advice using Apache Maven. Apache Maven provides a complete framework to automate the job’s Build infrastructure.

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  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • 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 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 Maven on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo yum update

Step 2. Installing Java.

Java development kit is the primary requirement of Apache Maven. So you need to install the Java development kit (JDK) on your system.

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

### java -version

java version "1.8.0_144"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.144-b01, mixed mode)

Step 3. Installing Apache Maven.

The first thing to do is to go to Apache Maven’s download page and download the latest stable version of Apache Maven, At the moment of writing this article it is version 3.5.2:


Now extract the downloaded archive using the following command:

tar xzf apache-maven-3.5.2-bin.tar.gz
ln -s apache-maven-3.5.2 maven

Step 4. Setup Environment Variables.

Now set the environments variables by creating a new file /etc/profile.d/

nano /etc/profile.d/

Add the following content:

export M2_HOME=/usr/local/maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

Now load the environment variables in the current shell using the following command:

source /etc/profile.d/

Step 5. Verify Installation Apache Maven.

Once everything has been successfully configured, check the version of the Apache Maven:

### mvn -version

Apache Maven 3.5.2 (138edd61fd100ec658bfa2d307c4e466940a5d7d; 2017-12-18T13:28:13+05:30)
Maven home: /usr/local/maven
Java version: 1.8.0_144, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /opt/jdk1.8.0_144/jre
Default locale: en_IN, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "4.4.0-93-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache Maven. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Maven on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache Maven website.

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