Gradle is free and open-source build tool used to make different applications. It includes the best features of Ant and Maven. It is flexible and helps developers team to automate and build easier and faster software. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to install Gradle on Ubuntu 22.04 system.
How to Install Gradle on Ubuntu 22.04
Perform the following steps to install Gradle on Ubuntu 22.04 system:
Step 1 – Prerequisites
Ensure that you are logged in as root or user with sudo privileges.
Step 2 – Update System
At first, we will update the system using below given command:
sudo apt update && upgrade -y
Step 3 – Install Java
Gradle is dependent on Java so first we need to install Java to the server to run. To install
OpenJDK run the following command:
sudo apt install default-jdk -y
Step 4 – Verify Java Installation
Check the java version to verify the installation by issuing below given command:
The output should look something like this:
openjdk version "11.0.7" 2022-11-18 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.7+18-post-Ubuntu-3ubuntu1) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.7+18-post-Ubuntu-3ubuntu1, mixed mode, sharing)
Step 4 – Download Gradle
After the installing Java on your system, download the latest Gradle distribution release binary file from its official download page. At the time of writing this tutorial, the latest version of Gradle is
Run the following wget command to download the Gradle binary file:
wget https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-7.6-bin.zip -P /tmp
Once the download is complete, extract the zip file in the
sudo unzip -d /opt/gradle /tmp/gradle-7.6-bin.zip
Gradle is regularly release updates with security patches and new features. To have more control over versions and updates, we’ll create a symbolic link named
latest, which points to the Gradle installation directory:
sudo ln -s /opt/gradle/gradle-7.6 /opt/gradle/latest
The Gradle build tool has been configured on your Ubuntu 22.04 system. Later, when upgrading Gradle, unpack the newer version and change the symlink to point to it.
Step 5 – Setup the Environment Variables
Now, we will setup Gradle with PATH environment variable to include the Gradle bin directory. Open your text editor and create a new file with name gradle.sh under the
sudo nano /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh
Add the following configuration:
Save and close the file.
Make the script executable by running the following chmod command:
sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh
Now source the script to apply environment for current shell.
At this stage, Grandle is installed on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux system.
Step 6 – Verify Gradle Installation
Run the below command to verify that Gradle is installed properly by checking it’s version:
It should show something like the following:
Welcome to Gradle 7.6! ...
You learned successfully how to install Gradle on Ubuntu 22.04 system. To know more about Gradle visit official Gradle Documentation page.
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