OrwellHindenberg OrwellHindenberg - 7 months ago 15
Linux Question

How to install maven2 on redhat linux

I'm trying to install maven2 on a redhat linux box using the command

yum install maven2

but yum doesn't seem to be able to find maven2.

No package maven2 available

I've run across other posts about this topic, but the answer to the following post suggests to add repos. I add said repos, but run into errors after adding them.

How to install Maven into Red Hat Linux Enterprise Addition 6?

I can only access this box via command line so simply downloading maven from their website is difficult for me.


Go to mirror.olnevhost.net/pub/apache/maven/binaries/ and check what is the latest tar.gz file

Supposing it is e.g. apache-maven-3.2.1-bin.tar.gz, from the command line; you should be able to simply do:

wget http://mirror.olnevhost.net/pub/apache/maven/binaries/apache-maven-3.2.1-bin.tar.gz

And then proceed to install it.

UPDATE: Adding complete instructions (copied from the comment below)

  1. Run command above from the dir you want to extract maven to (e.g. /usr/local/apache-maven)
  2. run the following to extract the tar:

    tar xvf apache-maven-3.2.1-bin.tar.gz
  3. Next add the env varibles such as

    export M2_HOME=/usr/local/apache-maven/apache-maven-3.2.1

    export M2=$M2_HOME/bin

    export PATH=$M2:$PATH

  4. Verify

    mvn -version