How To Install Gradle on CentOS 7

Install Gradle on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Gradle on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Gradle is a free and open source build automation toolset based on the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven. Gradle provides a platform to support the entire development lifecycle of a software project.

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Install Gradle on CentOS 7

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

Step 2. Installing OpenJDK.

Gradle requires Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher in order to work. In this tutorial we will be installing JDK 8. Run the following command to install JDK 8 on your server:

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

Step 3. Installing Gradle on CentOS.

Run the commands below to download Gradle, At the time of this writing, the version is 5.1:

Now unzip downloaded zip file using following command:

Step 4. Setup environment variables.

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:

Step 5. Verify the Gradle installation.

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

You should see the following output:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install Gradle. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Gradle on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gradle website.

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