In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Maven on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Maven is an open-source software project management and build a tool that is tailored specifically for Java projects. It is based on the Project Object Model and contains XML files to define configuration details, project dependencies, and other data. It is designed to help Java developers build projects by proficiently documenting and reporting important project-related information.
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 Maven on Rocky Linux. 9.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
- 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 Maven on Rocky Linux 9
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf install dnf-utils
Step 2. Installing Java.
The default Java OpenJDK is available on the Rocky Linux AppStream repository. Install it via the following
sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk
If all installation is completed, verify your Java OpenJDK version using the following command:
For additional resources on installing Java, read the post below:
Step 3. Installing Apache Maven on Rocky Linux 9.
By default, Apache Maven is available on the Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Simply install the Maven package by using the following command below:
sudo dnf install maven
That’s it. You have successfully installed Maven on your Rocky Linux system. Use the below command to check the installed Maven version:
Apache Maven 3.8.6 (Red Hat 3.5.4-5) Maven home: /usr/share/maven Java version: 11.0.12, vendor: Red Hat, Inc., runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-18.104.22.168.7-0.el8_4.x86_64 Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: "linux", version: "4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4.x86_64", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Maven. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Maven on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache website.