How To Install Gradle on Debian 10

Install Gradle on Debian 10

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Gradle on Debian 10. 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.

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 Debian 10 (Buster) server.

Install Gradle on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Installing Java.

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

Verify the Java installation:

Step 3. Installing Gradle on Debian 10.

First, download Gradle from the official Gradle release page:

Step 4. Setting up the Environment Variables.

Configure the PATH environment variable to include the Gradle bin directory:

Now make the script file executable using the following command:

Load the environment variables using the following command:

Step 5. Verify the Gradle installation.

You can run the following command to check if the Gradle install was successful:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Gradle. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Gradle on Debian 10 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gradle website.

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