Install .net core on Ubuntu 18.X headless server

Just thought I would detail the steps I followed to install .net core 2.2 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 18.04 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

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Add the DotNet to the apt repository

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Install the .net core runtime

Install the latest .net core libraries. Get the latest link from here

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Confirm you have the correct version installed

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This should return with the version of the package we installed.

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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 which command

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We can now use this path and add it to the environment variables. Open the environment variables using nano

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add the end of the file paste the following

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