How To Install Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Elixir is a functional, concurrent, and general-purpose programming language that runs on the Erlang virtual machine (VM).

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Erlang.

By default, Erlang is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Erlang repository GPG key to your Ubuntu system:

curl -fsSL https://packages.erlang-solutions.com/ubuntu/erlang_solutions.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/erlang.gpg

After adding the repository, we can install the latest version of Erlang on our Ubuntu system using the APT package manager:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install erlang

You can check if you already have it installed by running the following command:

erl

For additional resources on installing Erlang, read the post below:

Step 3. Installing Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once the Erlang VM is installed, you can install Elixir by running the following commands below:

wget https://repo.hex.pm/builds/elixir/v1.10.4.zip
unzip v1.10.4.zip
cd elixir-1.10.4
sudo make install

Check the version of Exilir installed using the following command:

elixir -v

This will print the version number of Elixir, which should be 1.10.4 if you followed the instructions above.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Elixir. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Elixir on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Elixir website.

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