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In order to install the source distribution of any WSO2 product, it is necessary to install the latest version of Apache Maven on Linux.


Refer to Installation Prerequisites for the list of all applications necessary to install and work with WSO2 products.

Follow the instructions below to install Apache Maven from the command line.

Establish a SSH connection to the Linux machine or log in to the text Linux console. You should either log in as root or obtain root permission after login via su or sudo command.

Step 1. Download Apache Maven

Type the following command:


Step 2. Extract archive

Extract the distribution archive, i.e. apache-maven-3.0.3-bin.tar.gz to the directory you wish to install Maven 3.0.3. These instructions assume you chose /opt. The subdirectory apache-maven-3.0.3 will be created from the archive.

tar -zxvf apache-maven-3.0.3-bin.tar.gz

Step 3. Add the M2_HOME environment variable

1. Edit your BASHRC file to add the M2_HOME environment variable (use your preferred editor).

nano .bashrc

2. Add the following lines to the end of the file:

export M2_HOME=/opt/apache-maven-3.0.3
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

3. Save changes (for nano "Ctrl+O").

4. Exit editor (for nano "Ctrl+X").

Step 4. Verify installation of Apache Maven

After installation check the version by command:

mvn -version

The system displays information on the Apache Maven version installed.


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