Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas

About Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas

Sotirios-Efstathios (Stathis) Maneas is a postgraduate student at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main interests include distributed systems, web crawling, model checking, operating systems, programming languages and web applications.

How to install Maven on Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we will show you an easy way to install Apache Maven 3 on Ubuntu 12 and Ubuntu 13 releases.

1. Search for the Apache Maven package in Ubuntu Repositories

Open a terminal and execute the command:

$ apt-cache search maven

in order to get  a list with all available packages, related to Maven.


The maven package contains the latest version of the Apache Maven for Ubuntu.

2. Install the Appropriate Package

Execute the command:

$ sudo apt-get install maven

in order for the latest version of the Apache Maven to get installed on your computer.


Depending on your internet connection, the installation may require a few minutes to finish.

3. Verify the Installation

To verify your installation, execute the command:

$ mvn -version

If the installation has been completed successfully, you shall see a similar output, depending on the installed version of Java and Ubuntu:


By default, the apt-get command, installs the Apache Maven software in /usr/share/maven. You can inspect the elements of the created folder by executing the command:

$ ls -l /usr/share/maven/

The contents of the newly created folder are the following:


Finally, the apt-get command, also installs some configuration files for Apache Maven, in the folder /etc/maven. You can inspect the elements of the created folder by executing the command:

$ ls -l /etc/maven/

The contents of the newly created folder are the following:


This was an example on how to install Apache Maven on Ubuntu.

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