In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Maven is an open-source utility that enables you to automate the development procedure of Java projects. It can also build applications written in C#, Ruby, Scala, and other languages. The advantage of performing these steps automatically instead of a human performing these steps is that the build is reproducible, faster, and less error-prone.
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 the Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2
Step 2. Installing Java.
To set up Apache Maven, you need to have Java installed on your server. Now run the following command to install Java to your Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install default-jdk
Once the Java is installed, check the current default set Java version:
For additional resources on installing and managing Java, read the post below:
Step 3. Installing Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04.
- Method 1: Install Apache Maven using apt Ubuntu.
We can quickly install the Apache Maven using the Apt package manager Ubuntu. Open a terminal and execute the following command below:
sudo apt install maven
Confirm the installation and the version installed:
Method 2: Install Apache Maven using the Manual method.
By default, Maven is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to the latest version of Apache Maven to your Ubuntu system:
Next, extract your downloaded file:
tar -xvf apache-maven-*-bin.tar.gz
Then, move your extracted file to the
sudo mv apache-maven-3.8.5 /usr/share/maven
After that, add the Maven folder to the System path:
echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/usr/share/maven"' >> ~/.bashrc echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/usr/share/maven/bin"' >> ~/.bashrc
Reload bash profile:
Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Apache Maven:
Apache Maven 3.8.6 (3599d341006de2324120ddcf9b5m3iaa0) Maven home: /usr/share/maven Java version: 11.0.16, vendor: Private Build, runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64 Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: "linux", version: "5.18.5-051806-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache Maven. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache Maven website.