Today I went to install Groovy on this Linx Mint 17.2 install. The SDK (or GVM, SDKMAN) instructions seemed very clear.
Per the install page ...
curl -s get.gvmtool.net | bash
gvm install groovy # install the latest stable Groovy
After installation is complete and you’ve made it your default version, test it with:
The result is completely unexpected.
The program 'groovy' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install groovy
I executed other reasonable steps, such as ...
sdk use groovy 2.4.5
- It says it worked
No candidates are in use
Try groovy, same result:
The program 'groovy' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install groovy
When I look, in the
.sdkman candidates folder, there is indeed a copy of Groovy 2.4.5. Something in the install script or some step that's not on the instructions is missing.
While I could point an alias at this
groovy, that rather defeats the purpose of using the
sdk which would be very useful; provided it works.
I prefer not to manage things like languages and tools manually. I don't think the
sdk install works and it may turn out better for me to install from the distribution or package manager.