How-to Install latest Apache Maven on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Easy Guide

December 22nd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Quick-Start with Apache Maven on Mac 10.10 Yosemite



The Unix Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Apache Maven 3.x on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.

The Apache Maven 3 SetUp Require a Working Java JDK 6+ Installation, so You will Find Link to Installing Oracle Java JDK 7 on Mac OS X.

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 Mac 10.10 Yosemite - Featured
  1. Download Apache Maven 3.x Binaries:

    Maven bin.tar.gz for Mac
  2. Double-Click on Maven Archive to Extract

  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Quick-Start with Apache Maven on Mac 10.10 Yosemite - Open Terminal
  4. Verify that JDK 6+ is Installed on System

    java -version

    How-to Install Oracle JDK 7 on Mac OS X:

    Install Oracle JDK7 for Mac
  5. Relocate Maven Binaries

    sudo su

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

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

    nano $HOME/.profile

    Append:

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

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

    Load New SetUp:

    source $HOME/.profile
  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 Mac OS X:
    SetUp Eclipse for Java on Mac.

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