I tried installing Maven yesterday. But could not get it working. I followed the instruction given on the site but it doesn't work! When i run the command, this is what comes out:
I checked the installtion process, and it was all about setting the environment variables. I did them but it didn't work. These are the environment variables that i set up:
M2 - E:\Portlet_Stuff\apache-maven-2.2.1\bin
M2_HOME - E:\Portlet_Stuff\apache-maven-2.2.1
PATH - %JAVA_HOME%\bin;E:\Portlet_Stuff\apache-maven-2.2.1\bin
I hope these are correct or am i doing something wrong here?
are you able to execute mvn --version from E:\Portlet_Stuff\apache-maven-2.2.1\bin directory? If yes then include the env variable M2_HOME in the PATH variable. after this you would be able to access mvn from any other directory.
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Thanks Vijitha and Srikanth. That solved the problem!!
I have the same problem but i can't execute mvn --version from my maven directory.
I don't know what's the problem ?
If you're doing it in Linux, the current directory isn't part of the default execution path. Try "./mvn"
Better yet, set your environment:
Windows: "PATH ADD %MAVEN_HOME%\bin
Linux: "export PATH=$MAVEN_HOME/bin:$PATH"
and it's really not a good idea to actually use any of the maven software directories as a current (execution) directory. If you have the proper execution path setup, you can (and should) execute Maven while in the project's root directory.
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