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How To Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04

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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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:

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:

mvn -version

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:

wget https://dlcdn.apache.org/maven/maven-3/3.8.6/binaries/apache-maven-3.8.6-bin.tar.gz

Next, extract your downloaded file:

tar -xvf apache-maven-*-bin.tar.gz

Then, move your extracted file to the /usr/share directory:

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:

source ~/.bashrc

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Apache Maven:

mvn -v


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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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