How To Install Gradle on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Gradle on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Gradle on Debian 9 Stretch. 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 Debian 9 Stretch

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

Step 2. Installing Java.

Gradle requires Java JDK or JRE version 7 or above to be installed:

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

Step 3. Installing Gradle on Debian.

First, Run the commands below to download Gradle, At the time of this writing, the version is 5.2.1:

Verify that the Gradle files are extracted by listing the /opt/gradle/gradle-5.0 directory:

Step 4. Configure Debian Environment Variables.

Next, we’ll need to configure the PATH environment variable to include the Gradle bin directory:

Paste the following configuration:

When you’re done, run the commands below to make the file executable:

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 installed Gradle. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Gradle on Debian 9 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gradle website.

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