Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly executing maven

Assuming you use bash shell and installed Java with the Oracle installer, you could add the following to your .bash_profile

export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/jre/bin:$PATH

This would pick the correct JAVA_HOME as defined by the Oracle installer and will set it first in your $PATH making sure it is found.

Also, you don’t need to change it later when updating Java.


As per the comments:

Making it persistent after a reboot

Just add those lines in the shell configuration file. (Assuming it’s bash)

Ex: .bashrc.bash_profile or .profile (for ubuntu)

Using a custom Java installation

Set JAVA_HOME to the root folder of the custom Java installation path without the $().

Ex: JAVA_HOME=/opt/java/openjdk

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