How to install Apache Maven 3.6.1 on Linux Debian 9?

How to install Apache Maven 3.6.1 on Linux Debian 9?

Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information. It is a build automation tool and it is used by almost all Java projects. It automatically downloads the libraries and dependencies from the Maven repositories and store it into local machine cache. – by


  1. JDK


We can download the latest version of Apache Maven from the Maven official site. The Official site link has been given below.

change directory

Execute the following command to change the directory into “/usr/local” in your Linux Debian machine.

cd /usr/local 


By using wget command we can download the latest Apache maven from the Maven official site. Execute the below command to download the maven.


extract the file

By using below commands to extract the downloaded Maven file.

sudo tar xzf apache-maven-3.6.1-bin.tar.gz
sudo ln -s apache-maven-3.6.1 apache-maven 

set environment variable

Use the below command to set the environment variable by using vi editor.

sudo vi /etc/profile.d/

Add the following lines to set the environment path for maven.

export MAVEN_DOWNLOAD_PATH=/usr/local/apache-maven


To load the environment path, execute the below source command.

source /etc/profile.d/ 


The mvn script computes M2_HOME automatically. No need to set the M2_HOME environment path. Refer the below link to see the answer.

check maven version

Execute the following command to check the Maven version.

mvn -version
mvn version

Apache Maven 3.6.1 has been installed successfully on Linux Debian 9.