centos grails installation tutorial for newbs. for CentOS 6.x (And probably for older/later)
You have to install Groovy (which require JDK). If you don’t have Groovy (And JDK) installed follow those instructions.
- Java SDK 1.4+ for Grails 1.0.x and 1.1.x
- Java SDK 1.5+ for Grails 1.2 or greater (For this tutorial make sure you have JDK 1.5+ installed)
Option 1: Using GVM (Recommended)
If you’ve installed groovy using GVM, you can use the GVM to install grails too. use:
gvm install grails
Option 2: Manual Installation
We’d go by the official Grails manual:
The folder we’ll install Grails is: /usr/grails, but you can choose any other as you like.
cd /usr mkdir grails cd grails
Here we’ll put the grails files by version.
Visit the download page to get the latest version. as for now it’s 2.3.7
wget http://dist.springframework.org.s3.amazonaws.com/release/GRAILS/grails-2.3.7.zip unzip grails-2.3.7.zip rm grails-2.3.7.zip
Install wget & unzip if you don’t yet have them install by: yum install wget unzip
add the following to your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_rc (or wherever you init your user environment):
# grails export GRAILS_HOME=/usr/grails/grails-2.3.7 export PATH=$PATH:$GRAILS_HOME/bin
Option 3: Using GIT
If you want to be updated with latest patches (and bugs) you can clone the git repo.
Prerequisities: you should have JDK installed, your JAVA_HOME set and GIT installed (yum install git).
For the 2.0.x and the ‘master’ branch:
cd /usr git clone https://github.com/grails/grails-core cd grails-core && ./gradlew install
and set your GRAILS_HOME in the ~/.bash_profile (or ~.bash_rc):
# grails export GRAILS_HOME=/usr/grails-core export PATH=$PATH:$GRAILS_HOME/bin
If you want to install older branch read here.
Type at command:
You should get something like this output (depend on version)
That’s It! you have centos grails installed.