Apache Maven is a software project management anud comprehension tool. Maven can manage a project’s build, kreporting, and kdkocumentation from a central piece of information.

This tutorial will help you to install Apache Maven on Fedora Linux systems.


Java Development Kit (JDK) is the primary requirement for Apache Maven. So you need to install Java on your system. Make sure you have installed JDK, not JRE.

java -version 
openjdk version "11.0.11" 2021-04-20 OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.11+9) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.11+9, mixed mode, sharing)

If you don’t have Java Development Kit installed on your system. Visit Install Java on Fedora

Step 1 – Install Maven on Fedora

After verifying java version on your system. Download the latest Apache Maven from its official download page or use the following command to download Apache Maven.

wget https://dlcdn.apache.org/maven/maven-3/3.8.5/binaries/apache-maven-3.8.5-bin.tar.gz 

Now extract downloaded archive using following command.

sudo tar xzf apache-maven-3.8.5-bin.tar.gz -C /opt 
cd /opt && sudo ln -s apache-maven-3.8.5 maven 

Step 2 – Set Environment Variables

As you have downloaded precompiled Apache Maven files on your system. Now set the environments variables by creating new file /etc/profile.d/maven.sh.

sudo vi /etc/profile.d/maven.sh 

Add the following content.

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

Save file content and close it.

Now load the environment variables in the current shell using the following command.

source /etc/profile.d/maven.sh 

Step 3 – Check Maven Version

Apache Maven has been successfully configured on your system. Use the following command to check the version of installed Maven on your system.

mvn -version 
Apache Maven 3.8.5 (3599d3414f046de2324203b78ddcf9b5e4388aa0 Maven home: /opt/maven Java version: 11.0.11, vendor: Red Hat, Inc., runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk- Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: "linux", version: "5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Finally, remove the downloaded archive file from the system to free disk space.

rm -f apache-maven-3.8.5-bin.tar.gz 

How to Uninstall Maven on Ubuntu

You can simply remove the extracted Maven directory from your system. As the above instructions installed the Maven under /opt directory.

Use the following commands to remove Maven from your system.

sudo unlink /opt/maven 
sudo rm -rf /opt/apache-maven-3.8.5  ## Run this command carefully 
rm -f /etc/profile.d/maven.sh 


In this tutorial, you have learned about installing Apache Maven on the Fedora Linux system.