January 9, 2013

How to Install Maven 3 on RHEL 6.3

In RHEL 6 there is no package for Apache Maven 3 and if you search the official repo you will end up with.

But that package does not contain any maven binaries. So since there is no official package and I do not want to clutter my RHEL installation, by adding custom repositories, we will do it manually. And that is no big thing.

First download the apache maven binaries, I downloaded the zip file. And extract it in /usr/share.

Now "install" it, i.e. create a soft link.

And finally set all needed environment variables in /etc/environment. And for my RHEL 6.3 machine they look like this.

Now test your installation of Apache Maven 3.0.4.

2 comments:

Zippisan said...

Det var bra gjort, jag fixade fast stå kvar att uppgradera java dock när jag kör mvn --version då JDK 7 kommer som JAVA_HOME men när jag kör java -version då är sexan som kommer.

RPM för jdk 7 verkar att har problem att installera.

Tack för post!

Jeremy Paulding said...

Good steps w/ 'proper' install locations. I used these steps for v3.2.1 recently. You might want to mention that JAVA_HOME needs to point to a JDK install (not just JRE) _or_ javac needs to be available in the system path.