These are the simple sequences for making maven work on a CentOS machine.
Pre-requisite : Java to be installed, check using java -version
1. Download the current maven version from the prescribed repository, http://maven.apache.org/download.html. I use to work with maven version 2.0.11 and hence downloaded using,
Please wait while it is downloaded as a tar archive.
2. Extract the archive to the desired maven home directory, which can be a common, /usr/local/
So move the downloaded apache-maven-2.0.11-bin.tar.gz to /usr/local/ path using mv command or a short way can be use the wget command told before after going to the /usr/local/ path. Any way no issues..
> mv apache-maven-2.0.11-bin.tar.gz /usr/local
> cd /usr/local
> tar -zxvf apache-maven-2.0.11-bin.tar.gz
This will extract the apache-maven-2.0.11 directory into /usr/local/
3. Create sym link..
> ln -s apache-maven-2.0.11 maven
4. Open ~/.bashrc file with vi ~/.bashrc and add the following lines to the end of the file,
5. AT last execute the environment changes with the command,
> . ~/.bashrc
Check the installation with,
> mvn -version