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Maven configuration is completed. To verify the configuration type the following command in the terminal window mvn-version and you will get the following output. Installing Maven on Mac simple method. Another simple way of installing Maven on Mac or Linux is, download the maven from the website. Extract the zip file and type the. To install Maven on OS X, go to the Apache Maven website and download the binary zip file. You can then shift the apache-maven-3.0.5 folder in your Downloads folder to wherever you want to keep Maven; however as the rest of the process involves the command line, I.


I'm trying to install maven through the terminal by following these instructions.

So far I got this

This is probably a stupid question where do you go to find this?

edited Aug 26 '16 at 16:18piperchester 682 2 10 25 asked Jan 11 '12 at 21:26 Edgardo Roldan 1,737 2 9 9 What is it that you are trying to find? With the environment variables the way you have listed them you should be able to invoke the mvn executable from your terminal window. – Sri Sankaran Jan 12 '12 at 2:47 If, as in my case, you are trying to downgrade from Maven 3 back to Maven 2, see this excellent blog:… – Jeff Jan 2 '14 at 15:46 Edgardo I think you should uncheck the checked answer if you can... – jcollum Sep 9 '16 at 19:23

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OS X prior to Mavericks (10.9) actually comes with Maven 3 built in.

If you're on OS X Lion, you won't have java installed by default. Just run java by itself and it'll prompt you to install it.

Assuming qualifications are met, run mvn -version and see some output like this:

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edited Dec 4 '13 at 0:40Dallas 897 1 7 24 answered Jan 11 '12 at 21:35 Michael 3,797 1 11 20 5 Lion has 3.0.3. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Jan 13 '12 at 14:33 3 Just fyi, Mountain Lion comes with 3.0.3 as well. – Michael Oct 23 '12 at 20:39 294 Update, with OSX 10.9 Maverick, Maven is not installed by default any more. – Jerry Tian Oct 24 '13 at 8:05 9 @Michael I installed Java on Maverick, but it didn't install Maven for me. – Swapnil Oct 25 '13 at 13:43 5 Yosemite does not include maven as part of the install, with java or with xcode command line tools. – Michael Nov 9 '14 at 20:06 show more comments

Alternatively, I recommend installing Homebrew for these kinds of utilities.

Then you just install Maven using:

PS: If you got a 404 error, try doing a brew update just before

edited Feb 26 '15 at 9:24Yves M. 13.5k 8 53 77 answered Jul 5 '13 at 5:19 brasskazoo 27.1k 19 51 71 136 In OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as there is no maven installed (at least in the beta) this is the right answer. – Nacho L. Aug 14 '13 at 13:19 7 It's one answer, but not exclusively the 'right' one. Downloading the Maven binary zip from the Maven website is quicker and easier IMO. – RCross Sep 25 '13 at 9:53 16 On OS X 10.9 you should use brew install maven30 since maven 3.1.1 seems to be buggy. – tadeuzagallo Oct 24 '13 at 14:11 18 brew install homebrew/versions/maven30did for me. Thanks @TadeuZagallo !! – fmquaglia Nov 19 '13 at 0:12 11 No need to use Download apache maven for mac osbrew install maven30 anymore as the most current version 3.2.1 is pretty fast and seems to not have the bugs that 3.1.1 had. – Michael Hogenson May 29 '14 at 19:01 show more comments

Disclaimer: Here is a complete answer taking the last version of OS X (10.9 AKA Mavericks) into account. I am aware that everything I compiled in this answer is already present in the page, but having it clearly in one answer makes it a lot clearer.

Install Maven On Mac

First of all, with previous versions of OS X, Maven is installed by default. If Java is missing running [email protected]:~ $ java in a terminal will prompt you for the Java installation.

With Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Maven is not installed by default anymore. Different options are then possible:

  • Using Homebrew:
  • Using Macports: (I did not test this)
  • Installing by hand:
    • Download Maven from its homepage
    • Follow the installation instructions:
      1. Extract the distribution archive, i.e.apache-maven-3.3.9-bin.tar.gz to the directory you wish to install Maven 3.3.9. The subdirectory apache-maven-3.3.9 will be created from the archive.
      2. Optional: Add the MAVEN_OPTS environment variable to specify JVM properties, e.g. export MAVEN_OPTS='-Xms256m -Xmx512m'. This environment variable can be used to supply extra options to Maven.
      3. Make sure that JAVA_HOME is set to the location of your JDK, e.g. export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8) and that $JAVA_HOME/bin is in your PATH environment variable (although that might not be necessary with the latest Mac OS X versions and the Oracle JDK).
      4. Add extracted apache-maven-3.3.9/bin to your $PATH
      5. Run mvn --version to verify that it is correctly installed.

edited Jan 20 at 12:34 answered Oct 30 '13 at 22:59 snooze92 2,960 1 13 24 6 sudo port install maven3 installs Maven 3.0.5. – njudge Mar 7 '14 at 18:24 1 Thanks, I'll trust you on that one and edited my summary! – snooze92 Mar 9 '14 at 10:40 3 When installing by hand, rather than dig around trying to find JAVA_HOME, consider using export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8) (cf this answer). Also (at least on Mavericks and Yosemite with the Oracle JDK 1.8) you shouldn't need $JAVA_HOME/bin in your path as everything's symlinked from /usr/bin. – David Moles Jan 9 '15 at 21:55 You're right about the better way to define JAVA_HOME! I didn't know about the symlinks but I edited my answer to include your remarks. Thanks – snooze92 Jan 12 '15 at 7:20 1 better to add the export instructions to ~/.bash_profile to make it available in all sessions, see this post for details – Miranda Jun 25 '15 at 15:22 show more comments

When I upgraded recently to OS X Mavericks and my maven builds start failing. So I needed to install maven again as it doesn't come built in. Then I tried with the command:

it works, but it installs the version 3.1.1 of maven which causes some problems for a few users like ( So if you're running into the same issue you will probably want to install the earlier Maven version, the 3.0.5. To do that with Homebrew, you have to execute the following command:

That's it, it will then use a different Homebrew's formulae which will give you the maven 3.0.5 instead.

edited Feb 1 at 10:26arghtype 2,060 9 20 34 answered Oct 24 '13 at 11:19 Alécio Carvalho 7,004 2 33 47 what's the brew command? I don't have it in my mac. – buptcoder Oct 27 '13 at 9:42 1 @buptcoder HomeBrew package installer. Really useful: – Brandon Oct 28 '13 at 2:45 1 Had to manually edit the brew file to avoid a 404. 'brew edit maven'. I hard coded in one of the mirrors for the 'url' and also had to change the 'sha' checksum. url '…; sha1 'aecc0d3d67732939c0056d4a0d8510483ee1167e' – Derek Oct 30 '13 at 9:14 2 brew install maven30 – timomeinen Jun 30 '14 at 12:52 1 I just used brew install maven and it installed 3.0.5. Here's what prints when I do mvn -version: mvn -version Apache Maven 3.0.5 (r01de14724cdef164cd33c7c8c2fe155faf9602da; 2013-02-19 05:51:28-0800) Maven home: /usr/local/Cellar/maven/3.0.5/libexec Java version: 1.7.0_45, vendor: Oracle Corporation Java home: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_45.jdk/Contents/H‌​ome/jre Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: 'mac os x', version: '10.9.3', arch: 'x86_64', family: 'mac' – Noni A. Jul 5 '14 at 7:04 show more comments

If using MacPorts on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you can simply do:

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edited Mar 13 '14 at 7:51Oliver 1,568 2 13 33 answered Oct 28 '13 at 16:29 Marc Smith 773 6 15 It says port command not found – Shajeel Afzal Jan 29 '16 at 11:55 @ShajeelAfzal do you have MacPorts installed? – Marc Smith Jan 29 '16 at 14:05 1 @ShajeelAfzal it IS mentioned. It's the first 3 words of my answer: 'If using MacPorts...' MacPorts is also linked in my answer. I'm not sure what else you're looking for. – Marc Smith Jan 29 '16 at 19:31 Sorry, i missed that. – Shajeel Afzal Jan 29 '16 at 22:03

To install Maven on OS X, go to the Apache Maven website and download the binary zip file.

You can then shift the apache-maven-3.0.5 folder in your Downloads folder to wherever you want to keep Maven; however as the rest of the process involves the command line, I recommend you do everything from there.

At the command line, you would run something like:

This is just my personal preference - to have a 'Development' directory in my home directory. You can choose something else if you wish.

Next, edit ~/.profile in the editor of your choice, and add the following:

The first line is important to Maven (and must be a full explcit path); the second line is important to the shell, in order to run the 'mvn' binary. If you have a variation of that second line already in .profile, then simply add ${M2_HOME}/bin to the end of it.

Now open a second terminal window and run

which should give output like...

Couple of things to note:

  1. If you've installed the Oracle JDK 1.7, then you may find Maven reports JDK 1.6 in the above output. To solve this, add the following to your ~/.profile:

    export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)

  2. As some have pointed out, Maven has historically been supplied either with OS X itself, or with the optional Command Line Tools for XCode. This may cease to be the case for future versions of OS X, and in fact OS X Mavericks does not include Maven. Personal opinion: This could be because they are still in beta, or it could be that Apple have taken a look at the latest Thoughtworks Technology Radar, and spotted that Maven has been moved to 'Hold'.

edited Sep 25 '13 at 10:56 answered Sep 25 '13 at 10:49 RCross 1,918 1 18 32 3 As of the day after Mavericks was released, it no longer comes with Maven. your instructions here helped. – Bryce Fischer Oct 23 '13 at 15:41 I think I've followed these instructions exactly, even the ~/Development. But apache-maven-3.0.5 has no subdirectory 'bin'. – garyp Aug 7 '14 at 2:11 Whoops, I downloaded the source distribution, not the bin. Sorry for the noise. – garyp Aug 7 '14 at 2:16 In my case, it is .bash_profile (OS X Yosemite) – Conan Dec 11 '14 at 21:24 What is the equivalent of .profile or .bash_profile for MAC OS Sierra(10.12.4)? I am trying to install maven and I don't have a .profile or a .bash_profile in my home account... – Crenguta S May 5 at 7:23

This command brew install maven30 didn't work for me. Was complaining about a missing FORMULA. But the following command did work. I've got maven-3.0.5 installed.

This is for Mac OS X 10.9 aka Mavericks.

Macedited Feb 7 at 17:40DarkAjax 11.3k 7 34 57 answered Oct 31 '13 at 15:14 edufinn 1,274 1 10 16 1 This is the best answer for the ones having issues with the very buggy maven 3.1.1 that brew install maven is installing now. – Nacho L. Nov 9 '13 at 10:29 It says -bash: brew: command not found – Shajeel Afzal Jan 29 '16 at 11:56 @ShajeelAfzal You need to install Homebrew. Can be done with the following command: /usr/bin/ruby -e '$(curl -fsSL‌​stall)' – edufinn Feb 2 '16 at 7:59 brew install homebrew/versions/maven32 works for me on Sierra – Tobi Feb 22 at 16:27 Now I would recommend to install latest Maven with Maven Download For Mac Osbrew install maven. – edufinn Feb 28 at 15:41

If you don't want to install Homebrew only for install Maven you could simply do this:

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  1. Download the binary Maven and extract the zip

  2. Launch the Terminal and type this command:

    sudo ln -s /path_to_maven_folder/bin/mvn /usr/bin/mvn

You can find more details on this post.

edited Dec 10 '14 at 16:15 answered Aug 14 '14 at 20:10 Fred K 5,221 6 41 56 This is the most simple way and what I always done. – MiB Nov 22 '14 at 3:49 easiest way. Thanks – bandejapaisa Feb 10 '15 at 17:28 thank you, the simplest one – Yauhen Jul 11 '15 at 6:54 1 I get ln: /usr/bin/mvn: Operation not permitted response, i think i need to follow this: to resolve the problem. – Shajeel Afzal Jan 29 '16 at 12:02
edited Sep 18 '14 at 23:16 answered Jun 5 '14 at 22:42 bjliu 135 2 14 Thanks! This got me up and running with Maven in 2 minutes. – Dan The Lion Jul 9 '14 at 14:31

for the ones that just migrated to mavericks - I used the *-ux solution;

  1. download maven from apache maven site
  2. put in /opt
  3. modified .bash_profile and added:

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edited Oct 23 '13 at 12:04laalto 97.9k 24 140 187 answered Oct 23 '13 at 11:44 guest 69 1 1 2 Thanks for this. You should probably just add the maven bin directory to the $PATH though. – Evan Byrne Oct 23 '13 at 18:35 Why do it the 'Quick'n dirty way' when the Maven website you used to download maven gives you instructions on how to do it the 'Proper way'? See my answer. – snooze92 Dec 11 '13 at 13:49

Open a TERMINAL window and check if you have it already installed.


And you should see:

If you don't have Maven installed already, then here is how to download and install maven, and configure environment variables on Mac OS X:

edited Oct 23 '13 at 10:06Manoj 3,596 7 43 65 answered May 11 '12 at 19:12 user1187534 286 4 12

On Maverick, run in the terminal xcode-select --install to install the Command Line Tools.

answered Oct 31 '13 at 10:38 Elijah Saounkine 8,055 6 28 44 If you attempt to install Homebrew this will happen automatically if you don't already have the tools installed. – JavaCoderEx Jan 7 '14 at 17:01

This worked for me:

$ vim .bash_profile

export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)

$ source .bash_profile


answered Feb 15 '14 at 7:00 Andrew Betts 300 4 6

macOS Sierra onwards

brew install maven

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For those who wanna use maven2 in Mavericks, type:

brew tap homebrew/versions

brew install maven2

If you have already installed maven3, backup 3 links (mvn, m2.conf, mvnDebug) in /usr/local/bin first:

mkdir bak

mv m* bak/

then reinstall:

brew uninstall maven2(only when conflicted)

brew install maven2

edited Jan 10 '14 at 7:24 answered Jan 10 '14 at 7:17 Anderson 1,273 1 10 30

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Currently I am doing some JEE development with Macbook. Today, I try to install the Maven on Lion but it takes me almost half hour. In order to record it for future use, I write down the notes. After all a good memory is not good as a pen head.

  • Download Maven Package.
    • You could search “Maven”in google–>home page of Maven–>download page–>download. Or use the below link The one I I download is Maven 3.1.3
  • Unpack the archive where you would like to store the binaries.
    • Use command tar zxvf apache-maven-3.0.x.tar.gz. Here you should change the 3.0.x to the version number. Fox example, I will 3.1.3. Next a directory called “apache-maven-3.1.3” will be created
  • Add the bin directory to your PATH.
    • Use command export PATH=/usr/local/apache-maven-3.1.3/bin:$PATH. Here “/usr/local/apache-maven-3.1.3/” is the directory I unpack the archive.
  • Check whether you have set JAVA_HOME.
    • You could type which java to test whether you have installed Java. If you get error, you could get Java install package through
    • The Default java home directory on Lion is at /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/CurrentJDK/Home
  • Run “mvn –version” to verify that it is correctly installed.

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