Install Apache Ant on Centos 8
Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool and it supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications. Ant can also be used effectively to build non Java applications, for instance C or C++ applications.Ant is extremely flexible and does not impose coding conventions or directory layouts to the Java projects which adopt it as a build tool.
Step 1: Install Java
First we need to install Java 8 or higher version.
[root@localhost ~]# dnf install java-11-openjdk
check java version with following command.
[root@localhost ~]# java --version openjdk 11.0.9 2020-10-20 LTS OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.9+11-LTS) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.9+11-LTS, mixed mode, sharing)
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Step 2: Install Apache Ant
you can download the latest version of Apache ant from Apache Ant release download page.
After download you can extract it using unzip command and rename as ant.
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[root@localhost ~]# cd /opt [root@localhost opt]# wget https://mirror-hk.koddos.net/apache/ant/binaries/apache-ant-1.10.9-bin.zip [root@localhost opt]# unzip apache-ant-1.10.9-bin.zip [root@localhost opt]# mv apache-ant-1.10.9 ant
Next, create a symbolic link to the Ant distribution by running below command.
ln -s /opt/ant/bin/ant /usr/bin/ant
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Step 3: Setup Environment Variables
Create one new file named as ant.sh in /etc/profile.d directory.
Add following content to above file.
#!/bin/bash ANT_HOME=/opt/ant PATH="$PATH:/opt/ant/bin" export ANT_HOME export PATH
save the file and exit. and make it executable with below command.
chmod +x /etc/profile.d/ant.sh
Then load the the environment variables permanently.
verify ant version as shown below.
[root@localhost ~]# ant -version Apache Ant(TM) version 1.10.9 compiled on September 27 2020
Also you can check Ant home path and ant help.
[root@localhost ~]# echo $ANT_HOME /opt/ant [root@localhost ~]# ant --help
That's it. you have successfully installed Apache Ant on centos 8 server.
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