How To Install Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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.

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 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Java.

Gradle requires Java to be installed on your server. By default, Java is not available in Ubuntu’s repository. Add the Oracle Java PPA to Apt with the following command:

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

Step 3. Installing Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Run the commands below to download Gradle, At the time of this writing, the version is 4.10.2:

Now extract downloaded archive using the following command:

Step 4. Configure Ubuntu Environment Variables.

You can do that by running the commands below to create a new file called gradle.sh in the /etc/profile.d 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 Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gradle web site.

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