How-to Install Latest Apache Maven on CentOS 6.X 32/64bit Linux Easy Guide

March 18th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Quick-Start with Maven 3.X on CentOS 6.X




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Apache Maven 3.x on CentOS 6.X i686/x8664 Linux Desktop/Server.

Sure that the Apache Maven is also in the CentOS Yum Repositories, but if You want to be Certain of Getting-Installed Right the Latest Maven Release then Follow this Tutorial…

The Apache Maven 3 SetUp Require a Working Java JDK 7+ Installation, so You will Find Link to Installing Oracle Java JDK on CentOS.

Maven calls its build scripts Project Object Model (POM) files. These POM files are in XML, and each Maven project or module will have an accompanying pom.xml file.

A Project Management Tool such as Maven provides a Superset of features found in a Build Tool.

But in Addition to providing Build capabilities, Maven can also Run Reports, Generate a Web Site, and Managig Communication among members of a Working Team.

Quick-Start with Apache Maven on CentOS 6.X - Featured
  1. Download Apache Maven 3.x Binaries:

    Maven bin.tar.gz for CentOS
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Quick-Start with Apache Maven on CentOS 6.X - Open Terminal
    Or LogIn into Shell…
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf apache-maven*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Verify that JDK 7+ is Installed on System

    java -version

    How-to Install Oracle JDK 7 on CentOS:

    Install Oracle JDK for CentOS
  5. Relocate Maven Binaries

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    rm /home/[myUser]/Downloads/apache-maven*bin.tar.gz
    chown -R root:root /tmp/apache-maven*
    mv /tmp/apache-maven* /opt/
    exit
  6. Add Maven Binaries to User Path

    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/apache-maven-[X.Y.X]/bin

    Ctrl+X to Save and Exit from “nano” :)

    Load New SetUp:

    source $HOME/.bashrc
  7. Test Maven Installation

    mvn -version
  8. Quick-Start with Maven Projects Management:

    Maven Quick-Start Guide
  9. Quick-Start with Eclipse Java Developers on CentOS:

    Install Eclipse Java for CentOS
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