Maven: install on macOS

You received your new Apple shiny machine and you don't remember how to install Maven?

We will use Homebrew, de facto the package manager for macOS. We won't cover other methods in this example. If you cannot use Homebrew you will have to install directly maven and configure it.

Here the few steps required:

  1. Verify / Install Homebrew

Verify that brew is installed in your system.

marco@mac ~ % brew 
Example usage: 
  brew search TEXT|/REGEX/ 

If the command is not found go on and copy / paste the instruction found in your Terminal.

  1. Install maven

In your macOS Terminal write:
`brew maven``

  1. Verify your maven installation

marco@Marcos-Mac-mini ~ % mvn -version 
Apache Maven 3.8.4 (9b656c72d54e5bacbed989b64718c159fe39b537) 
Maven home: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/maven/3.8.4/libexec 
Java version: 17.0.1, vendor: Homebrew, runtime: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/openjdk/17.0.1/libexec/openjdk.jdk/Contents/Home 

A quick video tutorial is on Vimeo:

Official method

The official maven installation instructions are the following:

  1. Have a JDK installation on your system. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable pointing to your JDK installation or have the java executable on your PATH.

  2. Extract the archive in any directory. The archive can be found here:

  3. unzip apache-maven-{version} or tar xzvf apache-maven-{version}-bin.tar.gz

  4. Add the bin directory of the created directory apache-maven-{version} to the PATH environment variable


If you are using SDKMan for your Java frameworks you can install maven simply with:

$ sdk install maven

You can find more examples about SDKMan in this blog Java Angular Setup

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