How to Install Apache Ant on Gnu/Linux Distros Easy Guide

March 3, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

SetUp Ant on Linux

The Guide shows you How to Install Apache Ant from Command Line on most GNU/Linux Distributions.

The GNU/Linux Distributions Covered from this Ant Installation Guide are: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Red Hat, Oracle Linux, SUSE, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Mandriva, Mageia, Gentoo, Sabayon, Slackware.

Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other.

Apache Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to Compile, Assemble, Test and Run Java Applications.

More generally, Apache Ant can be used to pilot any type of process which can be described in terms of Targets and Tasks.

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Apache Ant Java Building Quick Start

Ant Quick Start Guide
  • For Ubuntu/Debian Based Distros:

    sudo su -c "apt-get install ant"
  • How to Install Eclipse for Java Developers on Linux:
    SetUp Eclipse Java on Ubuntu.

  • For Red Hat Based Distros:

    sudo su -c "yum install ant"
  • For SUSE Based Distros:

    sudo su -c "zipper install ant"
  • For Mandriva Based Distros:

    su -c "urpmi ant"
  • For Arch Linux Based Distros:

    su -c "pacman -Sy apache-ant"
  • For Gentoo Based Distros:

    su -c "emerge -q ant"
  • For Slackware Based Distros:

    su -c "slackpkg search ant

    Slackware Getting-Started Installing New Packages:
    Install Slackware Packages.

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