How to Install Apache Maven on CentOS 7


Maven is a automation tool used to build and manage projects written in C, ruby language, In this blog, I will explain that how to install and configure latest version of Apache Maven on a CentOS 7.


CentOS 7 Server
Root privileges

# steps:

Install Java OpenJDK on CentOS 7
Download Apache Maven Binary Files from source file
Configure Apache Maven Environment on centos

First. You need to install the Java on the CentOS 7 server. The apache Maven requires JDK 1.7 or above. So, please install the java software package “java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel “on this server.

# yum install -y java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel
# java -version

If installation is success, you see the following output.

# java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_201"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_201-b09)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.201-b09, mixed mode)

Please download Apache maven from its official website or use following link to download Maven 3.5.4. package to directory /usr/local/src

# cd /usr/local/src
# wget

After that, extract downloaded file using following command.

# tar -xf apache-maven-3.5.4-bin.tar.gz
# mv apache-maven-3.5.4/ apache-maven/ 

To configure the environments variables to Apache Maven files, you need to create file ‘’ in the ‘/etc/profile.d’ directory

# cd /etc/profile.d/
# vim

Add the following configuration in file

export M2_HOME=/usr/local/src/apache-maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

To load the added configuration by using the ‘source’ command.

# chmod +x
# source /etc/profile.d/

After that, you need to check that Apache Maven installation is successfully or not , run the following maven command.

# mvn -version
Apache Maven 3.5.4 (1edded0938998edf8bf061f1ceb3cfdeccf443fe; 2018-06-17T18:33:14Z)
Maven home: /usr/local/src/apache-maven
Java version: 1.8.0_201, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-
Default locale: en_IN, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "4.15.0-43-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"