How to Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, i am going to show you how to install apache maven on linux ubuntu 22.04.

How to Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 22.04

Follow the below given steps to install apache maven on Linux ubuntu 22.04:

  • Step 1 – Install OpenJDK
  • Step 2 – Downloading Apache Maven
  • Step 3 – Setup environment variables
  • Step 4 – Verify the installation

Step 1 – Install OpenJDK

Start the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T.

And run the following command on terminal to install openJDK on linux ubuntu system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install default-jdk

Verify the installation by running the following command on terminal:

java -version

Step 2 – Downloading Apache Maven

Go to the Maven download page to see if a newer version is available.

Download the Apache Maven in the /tmp directory:

wget https://www-us.apache.org/dist/maven/maven-3/3.6.3/binaries/apache-maven-3.6.3-bin.tar.gz -P /tmp

Once the download is finished, extract the archive in the /opt directory by running the following command on terminal:

sudo tar xf /tmp/apache-maven-*.tar.gz -C /opt

To have more control over Maven versions and updates, i will create a symbolic link maven that will point to the Maven installation directory:

sudo ln -s /opt/apache-maven-3.6.3 /opt/maven

Step 3 – Setup environment variables

Add the environment variables. So, open your text editor and create a new file named maven.sh in the /etc/profile.d/ directory.

sudo nano /etc/profile.d/maven.sh

Then add the following code into it:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java
export M2_HOME=/opt/maven
export MAVEN_HOME=/opt/maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

Make the script executable with chmod :

sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/maven.sh

Finally, load the environment variables using the source command:

source /etc/profile.d/maven.sh

Step 4 – Verify the installation

Run the following command on terminal to verify maven installation:

mvn -version

Conclusion

In this tutorial, i have shown to you how to install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 20.04.

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