Hamsa K
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How to Install Gradle on Debian 11

Install Gradle on Debain 11

Gradle is a build automation tool for multi-language software development. It controls the development process in the tasks of compilation and packaging to testing, deployment, and publishing. Supported languages include Java, C/C++, and JavaScript.

In this article we will show you how to install gradle on debian 11 system.

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Step 1: Install Java

Before installing java, make sure your system is up to date by using apt

sudo apt update

Gradle requires Java JDK version 8 or higher. you can install openjdk or oracle jdk

sudo apt install default-jdk

check java version by following command

java --version


openjdk 11.0.12 2021-07-20
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.12+7-post-Debian-2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.12+7-post-Debian-2, mixed mode, sharing)

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Step 2: download and install Gradle

you can download latest version of gradle from official page using wget or curl.

wget https://downloads.gradle-dn.com/distributions/gradle-7.2-bin.zip

once it is downloaded, extract it and move to opt directory.

unzip gradle-7.2-bin.zip
mv gradle-7.2 /opt/gradle

now verify gradle directory using ls command.

ls /opt/gradle/


bin  init.d  lib  LICENSE  NOTICE  README

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Step 3: setup environment variables

we need to configure the PATH environment variable to include the Gradle bin directory.you can create new file named as gradle.sh inside of /etc/profile.d directory.

sudo nano /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh

paste below configuration in above file.

export GRADLE_HOME=/opt/gradle/
export PATH=${GRADLE_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

save and close the file. now Make the script executable as below.

sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh

then load the new environment variables

source /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh

Finally, verify gradle is installed properly with the following command which will display the version of gradle.

gradle -v


Welcome to Gradle 7.2!
Here are the highlights of this release:
 - Toolchain support for Scala
 - More cache hits when Java source files have platform-specific line endings
 - More resilient remote HTTP build cache behavior
For more details see https://docs.gradle.org/7.2/release-notes.html
Gradle 7.2
Build time:   2021-08-17 09:59:03 UTC
Revision:     a773786b58bb28710e3dc96c4d1a7063628952ad
Kotlin:       1.5.21
Groovy:       3.0.8
Ant:          Apache Ant(TM) version 1.10.9 compiled on September 27 2020
JVM:          11.0.12 (Debian 11.0.12+7-post-Debian-2)
OS:           Linux 5.10.0-8-amd64 amd64

Now you have successfully installed gradle on debian 11 system.

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