How to install maven on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)


In this tutorial we will see how to install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).

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-get install oracle-java8-installer

Step 2.  Now we will install maven 

Install Maven-3

$ cd ~/Downloads/ 
$ wget
$ cd /opt/ && sudo tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/apache-maven-3.3.9-bin.tar.gz
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/mvn maven /opt/apache-maven-3.3.9/bin/mvn 1001

Step 3 . verify if maven is installed

To verify maven  run the following command

$ mvn -v


$ mvn --version;


Apache Maven 3.0.5 (...)
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 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).

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