How-to Install Latest Grails 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

November 8th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Grails 2 Quick-Start for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Grails 2.x Web Framework on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

Grails is an Open Source, full stack, web application framework for the JVM that takes advantage of the Groovy programming language and convention over configuration to provide a productive and stream-lined development experience.

The Only Requirement for Grails 2 is an Oracle Java Development Kit 6+ Installation so Inside the Tutorial You’ll find How-to Install Oracle JDK 6/7/8 for Ubuntu Linux.

Installing Grails 2 for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    Ctr+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS Groovy 2 Installation - Featured
  2. Download Latest Grails 2.x Binary Release

    Grails 2.x Zip Archive
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS Getting-Started with Grails 2 - Extract

    Or from Command Line:

    unzip -d /tmp/ $HOME/Downloads/grails*.zip
  4. Installing Grails 2 on Ubuntu

    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/grails*"
    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/grails* /opt/grails2"
  5. Append Grails2 to the User Path

    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append:

    export GRAILS_HOME=/opt/grails2
    export PATH=$GRAILS_HOME/bin:$PATH
    

    Load the New Path:

    bash
  6. How-to Install Required Oracle Java JDK on Ubuntu:

    Install Oracle JDK 6/7/8 for Ubuntu
  7. Test Grails 2 Installation

    grails -version
  8. Getting-Started with Grails 2 Web Development

    Grails 2 Quick-Start Guide
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