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Installing Maven 3.0.4 on Ubuntu 12.04

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To install Apache Maven 3.0.4 on Ubuntu 12.04, take the following steps:

  • Get Maven 3.0.4 binary distribution using the following command:
    wget http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/apache/maven/binaries/apache-maven-3.0.4-bin.tar.gz 
  • Unpack the binary distribution using the following command:  
        tar -zxf apache-maven-3.0.4-bin.tar.gz  
  • Move uncompressed "apache-maven-3.0.4" directory to the /usr/local directory using this command: 
        sudo cp -R apache-maven-3.0.4 /usr/local  
  • Create a symbolic link to /usr/bin using the following command:
        sudo ln -s /usr/local/apache-maven-3.0.4/bin/mvn /usr/bin/mvn  
  • Verify for correct installation using the following comman:
        mvn –version  
    It should print the following information:
    Apache Maven 3.0.4 (r1232337; 2012-01-17 14:14:56+0530)
    Maven home: /usr/local/apache-maven-3.0.4
    Java version: 1.6.0_24, vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-6u32/jre
    Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
    OS name: "linux", version: "3.2.0-27-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"


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