Install Jenkins on Ubuntu

​Jenkins is a topnotch application.Originally started as Hudson in 2004 but due to a conflict in 2011 they divided and continued under the name, Jenkins. It enables one to build software, deploy software, or websites to various endpoints or to run unit/behaviour-driven software tests. In this blog, I will demonstrate how to install, configure Jenkins, and create your first job.

Step 1. Verify Java Installation

$java –version

If java is installed then, you will see java version like:

​java version "1.8.0_77"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_77-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.77-b03, mixed mode)

If Java is not installed, then follow the step 2 to install and set JAVA_HOME path

Step 2: Install Java and Set JAVA_HOME

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

$ cd /usr/lib/jvm/

$ ls -l

​drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 16 11:07 ./
drwxr-xr-x 163 root root 20480 Apr 11 06:57 ../
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Mar 23 2014 default-java -> java-1.7.0-openjdk-amd64/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Mar 24 16:08 java-1.7.0-openjdk-amd64 -> java-7-openjdk-amd64/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2439 Mar 24 16:07 .java-1.7.0-openjdk-amd64.jinfo
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Apr 16 11:07 java-7-openjdk-amd64/
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Apr 1 08:35 java-8-oracle/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2643 Apr 1 08:35 .java-8-oracle.jinfo

Then change directory to latest java

$ cd java-8-oracle

$ pwd


$ sudo vi /etc/environment

Add below path as per your java installation at end of file


$ source /etc/environment
$ echo $JAVA_HOME


Step 3. Install jenkins.

Before you can install Jenkins, add the key and source list to apt. First add the key:

$ wget -q -O - | apt-key add -

Then, create a sources list for Jenkins:

echo deb binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list

Update apt’s cache before installing Jenkins:

$ apt-get update

After the cache has been updated, proceed with installing Jenkins. Please note that it has a large bunch of dependencies, so it might take a few moments to install them all.

$ apt-get install jenkins

Jenkins will be launched as a daemon up on start. Check /etc/init.d/jenkins for more details. To run this service a ‘jenkins’ user is created. The log file will be placed in /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log . Check this file when in need for troubleshooting.​​

​Step 4. Start Jenkins service.

$ /etc/init.d/jenkins start
$ /etc/init.d/jenkins start

Jenkins will write log files to /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log. You can also fine-tune the configuration.

Step 5. Access Jenkins.

Finally, after the installation is complete you can visit the following address in your browser http://your-ip-address:8080

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed jenkins.


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