Install .net core on ubuntu 16.X headless server
Just thought I would detail the steps I followed to install .net core 1.1 on a ubuntu headless server. Microsoft have done a great job in detailing the steps required, and I have further detailed how to set up my ubuntu workstation for .net core development
I will also be automating this process in the future by writing a Bash script to do this all for me on a repeatable basis, I just wanted to ensure I got all the steps right.
All these steps are carried out via an SSH session to a ubuntu server. In my case this is to a new ubuntu server in Azure, but the steps will be the same for any newly built and configured ubuntu 16.X server.
I am setting up my a Production grade servers, so will be using
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS . It always advisable to use
LTS releases for server in production.
Before start with following steps ensure your ubuntu server repositories list is updated and all packages have be upgraded
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Add the DotNet to the
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt-mo.trafficmanager.net/repos/dotnet-release/ trusty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dotnetdev.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 417A0893
sudo apt-get update
Install the .net core SDK
Install the latest .net core libraries. Get the latest link from here
sudo apt-get install dotnet-dev-1.0.0-preview2-1-003177
Confirm you have the correct version installed
This should return with the version of the package we installed.
Confusingly this returns with
1.0.0 , although we have installed
.net core 1.1.0 , I believe Microsoft will be fixing these version discrepencies going forward. This may only be in time for the
.net core 2.0 scheduled for sometime in April/May.
Configure DOTNET_HOME path
We need to set the
DOTNET_HOME path. In order to find the directory dotnet has been installed to, you can use the
## Should return something similar too
We can now use this path and add it to the environment variables. Open the environment variables using
sudo nano /etc/environment
add the end of the file paste the following
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