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How to Install Apache Maven

Installing Apache Maven is pretty easy. We’re going to show you how to do this on Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX.

How to Install Apache Maven on Linux

On a debian base system like Ubuntu or Mint you can use this:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install maven

On Arch Linux, Manjaro, or another derivative you can use the following:

pacman -S maven

To install on Red Hat ( RHEL, Fedora, Centos, Rocy ) use one of the following depending on new your system is:

yum install maven2
dnf install maven -y

Manual installation on Linux

Make sure to swap the version numbers in these instructions for the version that you are using.

Download it from HERE

Unpack it:

sudo tar -xvf apache-maven-3.3.9-bin.tar.gz -C /opt/maven

Add environment variables to your profile:

vi .bashrc
export M2_HOME=/opt/maven export M2=$M2_HOME/bin export PATH=$M2:$PATH

Reload environment variables:

source .bashrc

Test it:

mvn -version

How to Install Apache Maven on OSX

Download it from HERE

Unpack it:

tar xvfz Downloads/apache-maven*bin.tar.gz

Fix permissions / ownership:

chown -R root:wheel Downloads/apache-maven*

Move it to the opt directory:

mv Downloads/apache-maven* /opt/apache-maven

Add it to your path:

vi ~/.zshenv
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/apache-maven/bin

Source your environment so that the changes to your path will become effective:

source ~/.zshenv

Test it:

mvn -version

How to Install Apache Maven on Windows

There is more than one way to install Maven on Windows.

The Easy Way

If you have Chocolatey installed you can just use that to quickly install maven like this:

choco install maven

Manually Install Maven

Download the Windows zip file from HERE

Using system properties set these variables:


and update this variable: