How to install ant 1.8.2 using PPA on ubuntu

Ant is a Java based build tool, similar to make, but with better support for the cross platform issues involved with developing Java applications. Ant is the build tool of choice for all Java projects at Apache and many other Open Source Java projects.

Key features of the 1.8.2 release are

performance improvements in directory scanning
XSLT task honors classpath again (bugrep 49271)
distinction between core tasks and optional tasks is abolished
numerous bug fixes and improvements

Install ant 1.8.2 using PPA on ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eclipse-team/debian-package

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ant

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6 Responses

  1. Kars says:

    Hey, I’m doing this on mint 9, and it installs Apache Ant version 1.7.1 instead of 1.8.2. What’s going wrong?

  2. Dario says:


    doesn’t work. Installs version 1.7.1 on Ubuntu LTS.

  3. venky says:

    Thankyou somuch. It helped me………..

  4. BroadOakSocial says:


    I had version 1.8.0 on my Lucid Lynx machine but after running the three commands it’s been downgraded to version 1.7.1, which has made my problem worse.

    Anyone know where I can find version 1.8.2?


  5. usrr says:

    I try on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but the correct command was

    sudo apt-get install ant1.8


    sudo apt-get install ant

  6. usrr says:

    Try sudo apt-get install ant1.8

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