How To Install Apache Maven on Fedora 35

Install Apache Maven on Fedora 35

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Maven on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting, and documentation from a central piece of information. It helps you to get all the necessary libraries that you need to build your application.

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Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 35 or Fedora 34.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Apache Maven on Fedora 35

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing OpenJDK.

Apache Maven requires the host system to have the Java Development Kit. Now run the following command to install OpenJDK to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk

To confirm the version of OpenJDK installed:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Apache Maven on Fedora 35.

By default, Apache Maven is not available on Fedora 35 base repository. Now run the following command to download the latest Apache Maven from its official download page:

wget https://dlcdn.apache.org/maven/maven-3/3.8.4/binaries/apache-maven-3.8.4-bin.tar.gz

Next, extract the downloaded file:

sudo tar xzf apache-maven-3.8.4-bin.tar.gz -C /opt
cd /opt && sudo ln -s apache-maven-3.8.4 maven

Step 4. Setup Environment Variables Apache Maven.

You need to set the environment variables by creating a maven.sh file under /etc/profile.d/ directory.

sudo nano /etc/profile.d/maven.sh

Add the following file:

export M2_HOME=/opt/maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

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

source /etc/profile.d/maven.sh

Finally, verify the installation of Apache Maven:

mvn -version

Output:

Apache Maven 3.8.4 (05c21cgdted0f71a2f2ada8b84mei48c4c5d)
Maven home: /opt/maven
Java version: 11.0.16, vendor: Red Hat, Inc., runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-11.0.16.0.9-2.fc33.x86_64
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "5.8.16-301.fc33.x86_64", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache Maven. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Apache Maven on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache website.

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