How to Install Gradle on CentOS 8

In this article, We are going to perform How to Install Gradle on CentOS 8 or any other cloud platform like AWS EC2, Azure VM, Google Compute Cloud, etc., with preinstalled CentOS 8.


Gradle is Free and Open Source build automation tool. It is used to build any type of language code.


  • CentOS 8 with minimal installation
  • SSH access with sudo privileges

Install wget and unzip if not installed

sudo yum install wget
sudo yum install unzip

Install JDK on CentOS

you can install OpenJDK 8 or 11.

sudo yum update
sudo yum -y install java-1.8.0-openjdk


Install OpenJDK 11

sudo yum install openjdk-11-jdk

Lets verify java version

java -version


java -version
java version "1.8.0_231"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_231-b11)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.231-b11, mixed mode)

Install Gradle on CentOS 8

Here we are downloading and installing Gradle 6.4 Version, if you want to download latest version go through Gradle Download page.

Download the gradle setup in /tmp directory using below command,

cd /tmp
sudo wget

unzip the gradle binary setup in /opt/gradle directory

unzip -d /opt/gradle

Configure Environment Variable

To configure the environment variable open the below file:
sudo nano /etc/profile.d/
Paste the below path into the file:
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gradle/gradle-6.4.1/bin

Load the environment variable using below command

source /etc/profile.d/

We have configured environment for gradle.

Verify Gradle Version

Now verify the Gradle version using below command.

gradle -v


Gradle 6.4.1

Build time: 2020-05-15 19:43:40 UTC
Revision: 1a04183c502614b5c80e33d603074e0b4a2777c5

Kotlin: 1.3.71
Groovy: 2.5.10
Ant: Apache Ant(TM) version 1.10.7 compiled on September 1 2019
JVM: 11.0.7 (Azul Systems, Inc. 11.0.7+10-LTS)
OS: Linux 5.4.0-1009-aws amd64


In this article, We have covered How to Install Gradle on CentOS 8, Configure environment variable for Gradle, verify gradle version.

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