How to install maven on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Linux)


In this tutorial we will see how to install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 18.04 linux.

Step 1. 

Please Make sure that JAVA_HOME environment variable is set and points to your JDK installation in your system.

So to install Java 8 Open the terminal and run the following command

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer
$ sudo apt install oracle-java8-set-default

Step 2.  Now we will install maven 

Install Maven-3

$ cd /opt/
$ sudo wget
$ sudo tar -xf apache-maven-3.5.3-bin.tar.gz
$ sudo mv apache-maven-3.5.3/ apache-maven/
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/mvn maven /opt/apache-maven/bin/mvn 1001

Step 3 . verify if maven is installed

To verify maven  run the following command

$ mvn -v


$ mvn --version;


Apache Maven 3.5.3 (...)
Maven home: ...
Java version: 1.8.0_60, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: ...
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: Cp1252
OS name: "windows 7", version: "6.1", arch: "amd64", family: "dos"

Now Apache Maven is installed successfully on your Ubuntu 18.04.

Configuring Apache Maven Environment

cd in to the ‘/etc/profile.d’ folder and create a new file

$ cd /etc/profile.d/
$ sudo gedit

Copy and paste the following configuration in file

# Apache Maven Environment Variables
# MAVEN_HOME for Maven 1 - M2_HOME for Maven 2
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
export M2_HOME=/opt/apache-maven
export MAVEN_HOME=/opt/apache-maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

Save the file and close it.

provide the following commands to make executable and reload it.

sudo chmod +x


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