How To Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Maven is an open-source project management and comprehension tool used primarily for Java projects. Maven uses a Project Object Model (POM), which is essentially an XML file containing information about the project, configuration details, the project’s dependencies, and more.

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 Apache Maven open source data visualization and monitoring suite on a 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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

Step 2. Installing Java.

Apache Maven requires JDK 1.7 or above to be installed. To install Java run following command:

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

Step 3. Installing Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04.

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 3.6.3:

After that, extract downloaded archive using following command:

Step 4. Setup Environment Variables.

Next, we’ll need to set up the environment variables by creating new file /etc/profile.d/maven.sh:

Add following content:

Finally, load the environment variables using the source command:

Step 5. Verify Installation.

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

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache Maven. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache Maven web site.

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