How to Install Latest Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux Easy Guide

April 13, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Maven Quick Start on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with Latest Apache Maven 3.x on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop/Server.

Sure that the Apache Maven is also in the Ubuntu Apt 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 Oracle Java JDK 8+ Installation, so You will Find Link to Installing Oracle Java JDK on Ubuntu.

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 Website, and Managig Communication among members of a Working Team.

Quick-Start with Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - Featured
  1. Download Apache Maven 3.x Binaries

    Maven bin.tar.gz for Ubuntu
  2. Open Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Quick-Start with Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - 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 8+ is Installed on System

    java -version

    How to Install Recommended Oracle Java JDK on Ubuntu

    Installing Oracle JDK for Ubuntu
  5. Relocate Maven Binaries
    Login as SuperUser:

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    rm /home/[myUser]/Downloads/apache-maven*bin.tar.gz

    Set the SuperUser as Owner:

    sudo chown -R root:root /home/[myUser]/Downloads/apache-maven*

    Switch Contents with:

    mv /home/[myUser]/Downloads/apache-maven** /opt/

    To Achieve the SuperUser session:

  6. Add Maven Binaries to User’s Path

    nano $HOME/.bashrc


    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 -v
  8. Quick-Start with Maven Projects Management

    Maven Quick Start Guide
  9. Quick-Start with Eclipse Java Developers on Ubuntu:
    SetUp Eclipse for Java on Ubuntu.

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