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Entry 1: Installing Maven 3 on Ubuntu 10.04

Topic: Maven   

Tags:  JVM   Linux   Maven   Ubuntu   

Created on Tue, 01 May 2012.
Last Modified on Tue, 08 Jan 2013.

Since Ubuntu 10.04 has only maven2 in the apt-get repositories, maven 3 must be downloaded, extracted and added to the $PATH environment variable.

First, download the the binaries from the maven download page. I would give the download link, but they ask that you download from the nearest mirror (I'm in Hong Kong, and downloaded binaries for Maven 3.0.4) . So, copy the download link for your nearest mirror and then use:

wget http://link/to/download/maven_binaries.tar.gz

unzip them,

tar xzf maven_binaries.tar.gz

move the files to /usr/local (the recommended place to place non-package managed linux installs)

sudo cp maven_binaries /usr/local/apache-maven

then add some evirontment variables to /etc/environment:


append the maven binaries to $PATH by changing your PATH from :




afterwards, run the following to test:

mvn --version

you should get something like:

Apache Maven 3.0.4 (r1232337; 2012-01-17 16:44:56+0800)
Maven home: /usr/local/apache-maven
Java version: 1.6.0_20, vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre
Default locale: en_HK, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "2.6.32-40-generic-pae", arch: "i386", family: "unix"

PLEASE let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if you have any suggestions or requests~

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