In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kotlin Compiler on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Kotlin is a new statically typed language from JetBrains. JetBrains is famous for its popular Java IDE IntelliJ. Kotlin was recently open-sourced and the compiler was made accessible through Github. This article will reveal the steps necessary to build and install the compiler and run a program. Kotlin is a completely supported programming language by Google on Android and can be directly included in the Android Studio IDE package as an alternative to the standard Java compiler.
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 Kotlin Compiler on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 Kotlin Compiler on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
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 snapd
Step 2. Installing Kotlin Compiler on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Kotlin using Snap package.
The simplest and easiest way to install Kotlin in Ubuntu is to use the official Kotlin snap package. run the following command to install Kotlin:
sudo snap install kotlin --classic
- Install Kotlin Manually on Ubuntu.
You can manually install Kotlin using SDKMAN:
curl -s https://get.sdkman.io | bash sdk install kotlin
To test whether the Kotlin has successfully installed in your machine, launch another terminal and start executing the below command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kotlin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Kotlin programming language on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kotlin website.