In this blog post, you will learn how to install Gradle on Rocky Linux 8. According to the documentation page, “Gradle is an open-source build automation tool focused on flexibility and performance. Gradle build scripts are written using a Groovy or Kotlin DSL.”
Some of the Gradle’s features include but not limited to;
- Highly customizable — Gradle is modeled in a way that is customizable and extensible in the most fundamental ways.
- Fast — Gradle completes tasks quickly by reusing outputs from previous executions, processing only inputs that changed, and executing tasks in parallel.
- Powerful — Gradle is the official build tool for Android, and comes with support for many popular languages and technologies.
Read more on features page.
Install Gradle on Rocky Linux 8
Install Java JDK on Rocky Linux 8
Gradle requires Java 8 or higher to run. In this demo, we will be using Java 11.
openjdk version "11.0.11" 2021-04-20 LTS OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.11+9-LTS) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.11+9-LTS, mixed mode, sharing)
To install Java JDK 11 on Rocky Linux 8, which is available on the default Rocky Linux 8 AppStream repos, run the command below to install Java 11 on Rocky Linux 8.
dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel
Install Gradle on Rocky Linux 8
There are different ways in which you can install Gradle on Rocky Linux 8:
Install Gradle on Rocky Linux 8 using SDMAN! Package Manager
To install Gradle using SDMAN! package manager, proceed as follows.
Install SDMAN! package manager on Rocky Linux 8.
dnf install zip
curl -s "https://get.sdkman.io" | bash
To confirm that SDKMAN! package manager is installed and working fine, run the command;
[candidate] [version] sdk offline commands: install or i [version] [local-path] uninstall or rm list or ls [candidate] use or u config default or d [version] home or h env or e [init|install|clear] current or c [candidate] upgrade or ug [candidate] version or v broadcast or b help offline [enable|disable] selfupdate [force] update flush [archives|tmp|broadcast|version] candidate : the SDK to install: groovy, scala, grails, gradle, kotlin, etc. use list command for comprehensive list of candidates eg: $ sdk list version : where optional, defaults to latest stable if not provided eg: $ sdk install groovy local-path : optional path to an existing local installation eg: $ sdk install groovy 2.4.13-local /opt/groovy-2.4.13
Once the SDMAN! package manager is installed, then install Gradle;
First, check the current stable release version of Gradle on the releases page. As of this writing, Gradle 7.1.1 is the current stable release.
You can also list available version using the package manager;
sdk list gradle
Hence, replace the value of the VER variable below with the specific version of Gradle you are installing and execute the installation command;
sdk install gradle $VER
Once the installation is done, you can now start using Gradle. For example, to verify the installed version, run the command below;
Welcome to Gradle 7.1.1! Here are the highlights of this release: - Faster incremental Java compilation - Easier source set configuration in the Kotlin DSL For more details see https://docs.gradle.org/7.1.1/release-notes.html ------------------------------------------------------------ Gradle 7.1.1 ------------------------------------------------------------ Build time: 2021-07-02 12:16:43 UTC Revision: 774525a055494e0ece39f522ac7ad17498ce032c Kotlin: 1.4.31 Groovy: 3.0.7 Ant: Apache Ant(TM) version 1.10.9 compiled on September 27 2020 JVM: 11.0.11 (Red Hat, Inc. 11.0.11+9-LTS) OS: Linux 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4.x86_64 amd64
Install Gradle on Rocky Linux using Binary Files
Download the latest release file from Gradle release page.
wget https://downloads.gradle-dn.com/distributions/gradle-$VER-bin.zip -P /tmp
Extract the binary files;
unzip -d /opt/ /tmp/gradle-7.1.1-bin.zip
Update the PATH environment variable to include path to Gradle binary files directory,
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gradle/bin' > /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh
chmod +x /etc/profile.d/gradle.sh
Checking the version;
You can consult Gradle User Manual for usage information.
That marks the end of our tutorial on how to install Gradle on Rocky Linux 8.
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