How To Install Gradle on CentOS 8

Install Gradle on CentOS 8

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 a 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.

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Install Gradle on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing OpenJDK.

Gradle requires Java to be installed on your system. To install OpenJDK 8 run the following command:

sudo dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

Confirm the OpenJDK installation using the following command:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Gradle on CentOS 8.

First, download Gradle from the official Gradle release page:

wget https://downloads.gradle-dn.com/distributions/gradle-6.3-all.zip -P /tmp

Now unzip the downloaded zip file using the following command:

sudo unzip -d /opt/gradle /tmp/gradle-6.3-all.zip

Step 4. Setup environment variables.

PATH Environment variable should include the Gradle directory. So we should create gradle.sh file inside /etc/profile.d/ the directory. To create a file run the following command:

sudo nano /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh

Now paste the following code inside the above file:

export GRADLE_HOME=/opt/gradle/gradle-6.3
export PATH=${GRADLE_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

Then, make the script file executable using the following command:

sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh

Load the environment variables using the following command:

source /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh

Step 5. Verify the Gradle installation.

As we’ve all done, so check the version of Installed Gradle to verify our installation:

gradle -v

Congratulations! 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.

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