In this tutorial we will show you how to install Gradle on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Gradle is a free and open source general-purpose build tool used mainly for Java projects. It uses Groovy which is dynamic, object-oriented programming language to define projects and build scripts for Java language. Gradle is also used for building Android projects in Android Studio.
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 Gradle on a CentOS 8 server.
Install Gradle on CentOS 8
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing OpenJDK.
Gradle requires Java to be installed on your system. To install OpenJDK 8 run following command:
Confirm the OpenJDK installation using following command:
First, download Gradle from the official Gradle release page:
wgethttps://downloads.gradle-dn.com/distributions/gradle-6.3-all.zip -P /tmp
Now unzip downloaded zip file using following command:
PATH Environment variable should include Gradle directory. So we should create gradle.sh file inside /etc/profile.d/ directory. To create file run following command:
Now paste following code inside above file:
Then, make script file executable using following command:
Load the environment variables using following command:
As we’ve all done, so check the version of Installed Gradle to verify our installation:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully install Gradle. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Gradle on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gradle website.