Friday, April 14, 2017

Oracle Linux - Install maven with yum

When developing Java in combination with Maven on Oracle Linux you most likely want to install Maven with a single YUM command. The issue you will be facing is that Oracle is not by default providing maven in the YUM repository for Oracle Linux. The escape for this is to make use of the Fedora YUM repository. This means that you have to ensure that you add a Fedora repository to your list of YUM repositories.

As soon as you have done so you can make use of a standard YUM command to take care of the installation.

The below steps showcase how you can add the yum repository from repos.fedorapeople.org and after that you can execute the yum install command

wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/dchen/apache-maven/epel-apache-maven.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-apache-maven.repo

yum install -y apache-maven

This should result in the installation of Maven on your Oracle Linux instance and should enable to you to start developing on Oracle Linux with Maven. To check if the installation has gone correctly you can execute the below command which will show you the information on the version of Maven.

[root@localhost tmp]#
[root@localhost tmp]# mvn --version
Apache Maven 3.3.9 (bb52d8502b132ec0a5a3f4c09453c07478323dc5; 2015-11-10T16:41:47+00:00)
Maven home: /usr/share/apache-maven
Java version: 1.8.0_121, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_121/jre
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "4.1.12-61.1.28.el6uek.x86_64", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"
[root@localhost tmp]#
[root@localhost tmp]#

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