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Installing Maven 3.0.4 on Ubuntu 12.04

To install Apache Maven 3.0.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 use following steps
  1. Get Maven 3.0.4 binary distribution using following command


    wget http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/apache/maven/binaries/apache-maven-3.0.4-bin.tar.gz

  2. Unpack the binary distribution using following command


    tar -zxf apache-maven-3.0.4-bin.tar.gz

  3. 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

  4. Create a symbolic link to /usr/bin using following command


    sudo ln -s /usr/local/apache-maven-3.0.4/bin/mvn /usr/bin/mvn

  5. Verify for correct installation using following command


    mvn –version

    It should print following


    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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