How To Install Gradle On Ubuntu Linux in 2 Minutes

Gradle is a build automation tool used to create various applications, including microservices and mobile apps. Gradle offers a platform for creating, testing, and maintaining applications. In addition, if you are working on a multi-build project, Gradle monitors the project continually and produces the output in accordance with any changes you make, no matter how small. By enabling the concurrent execution of tasks and intra-tasks through a worker API, Gradle enhances the performance of applications.

Gradle may be installed on any Linux distribution using this guide, however, in this post, we are focusing on Ubuntu.

Install Gradle

Gradle depends on Java, thus we will first use the following tutorial to install the most recent Java version that is available in Ubuntu’s default repository: How to install Java on Ubuntu

Once java is installed and ready to be used in your Ubuntu machine, we can move on to the next part. Run the following command to test if java is correctly installed.

java --version
java –version output

If the output for the above command is similar to the image displayed, you have Java installed properly and we can continue.

Install Gradle using the snap command

Ubuntu ships with the snap command, we will use this command to install Gradle, it is the fastest and safest way to install Gradle.

Run the following command

sudo snap install gradle --classic

Gradle should now be installed in your Ubuntu system. Use the following command to confirm gradle installation.

gradle -v

You should see an out like the following

Install Gradle From Source

To install any version of Gradle from its source, download its release package from the official Gradle website using wget with the following command.

wget -c -P /tmp

This downloads the gradle package in /tmp directory of your Ubuntu machine.

Unzip it into /opt/gradle directory with the following command

sudo unzip -d /opt/gradle /tmp/

Create a file /etc/profile.d/ to add Gradle in your terminal’s path

sudo nano /etc/profile.d/

Add the following content to it

export GRADLE_HOME=/opt/gradle/gradle-7.4.2

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

Make sure you have got the correct version after /opt/gradle/gradle-x.x.x

Make the file executable

sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/

Finally, load this file into your current session

source /etc/profile.d/

Gradle is successfully installed in your Linux system!


We learned how to install Gradle on Ubuntu with snap and how to install Gradle on any Linux distribution by downloading its package from the official website.

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