Fedora 32 was released a few short weeks ago. In this latest release .NET Core 3.1 is being shipped in the official repositories. This package now makes it simpler to install than before. In this post, we will walk through installing .NET Core 3.1 and how to disable telemetry if you desire.
You can find out more about the telemtery collected here. You can opt out by setting an environment variable. I am going to show you how to set it in your .profile, so when you log in, it will set the environment variable for you.
$ cd ~ $ echo 'export DOTNET_CLI_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT=1' >> .profile
Now reboot, and you will have this set. If you don’t want your installation telemetry sent, then set this before running your installation.
Let’s search the package repositories and find the name of the new .NET Core packages.
$ sudo dnf search dotnet* dotnet.x86_64 : .NET Core CLI tools and runtime dotnet-host.x86_64 : .NET command line launcher dotnet-sdk-3.1.x86_64 : .NET Core 3.1 Software Development Kit dotnet-hostfxr-3.1.x86_64 : .NET Core command line host resolver dotnet-runtime-3.1.x86_64 : NET Core 3.1 runtime dotnet-templates-3.1.x86_64 : .NET Core 3.1 templates dotnet-apphost-pack-3.1.x86_64 : Targeting Pack for Microsoft.NETCore.App 3.1 dotnet-targeting-pack-3.1.x86_64 : Targeting Pack for Microsoft.NETCore.App 3.1 dotnet-build-reference-packages.x86_64 : Reference packages needed by the .NET Core SDK build dotnet-sdk-3.1-source-built-artifacts.x86_64 : Internal package for building .NET Core 3.1 Software Development Kit
Our search returned ten packages. The top result is a meta-package that installs all the required packages and the only one to start doing .NET development. Let’s install the package.
$ sudo dnf install dotnet -y Transaction Summary ==================================================================================================================== Install 16 Packages Total download size: 88 M Installed size: 299 M Installed: aspnetcore-runtime-3.1-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 aspnetcore-targeting-pack-3.1-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-3.1.103-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-apphost-pack-3.1-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-host-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-hostfxr-3.1-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-runtime-3.1-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-sdk-3.1-3.1.103-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-targeting-pack-3.1-3.1.3-1.fc32.x86_64 dotnet-templates-3.1-3.1.103-1.fc32.x86_64 libicu-65.1-2.fc32.x86_64 libunwind-1.3.1-5.fc32.x86_64 lttng-ust-2.11.0-4.fc32.x86_64 netstandard-targeting-pack-2.1-3.1.103-1.fc32.x86_64 numactl-libs-2.0.12-4.fc32.x86_64 userspace-rcu-0.11.1-3.fc32.x86_64 Complete!
The command installed 16 packages existing of the ten listed above, a few ASP .NET Core packages, and some dependencies for the runtime. Now let’s create a test project and make sure that it behaves as expected.
$ dotnet new console -o test Getting ready... The template "Console Application" was created successfully.
Now let’s run the default console application.
$ cd test $ dotnet run Hello World!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you found this useful. I have been enjoying Fedora 32, and I thought I would share that the step of adding a repository isn’t needed any longer.
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