How To Install Apache Maven on CentOS 8

Install Apache Maven on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache Maven on CentOS 8. 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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Install Apache Maven on CentOS 8

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing OpenJDK.

Now install the Java OpenJDK 11 using the dnf command below:

sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Apache Maven on CentOS 8.

Download Apache Maven from its official website:

wget -P /tmp

Now extract downloaded archive using following command:

sudo tar xf /tmp/apache-maven-3.6.3-bin.tar.gz -C /opt

We also create a symbolic link maven that will point to the Maven installation directory:

sudo ln -s /opt/apache-maven-3.6.3 /opt/maven

Step 4. Setup Environment Variables.

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

sudo nano /etc/profile.d/

Add following content:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jre-openjdk
export M2_HOME=/opt/maven
export MAVEN_HOME=/opt/maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

Make the script executable by running the following chmod command:

sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/

Now load the environment variables in current shell using 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 3.6.3 (cecedd343adsensegoalbb50b32b541b8a6ba2883f)
Maven home: /opt/maven
Java version: 11.0.5, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "4.16.0-80.7.1.el8_0.x86_64", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache Maven. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Maven on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache Maven website.

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