How To Install Rust on Debian 10

Install Rust on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Rust on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Rust commonly known as Rust-Lang is a system programming language that is developed by Mozilla and backed by LLVM. Rust is known for preventing program crashes, memory leaks, and data races before it is compiled into binary, thus creating a highly-productive and stable programming environment.

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 through the step by step installation of Rust programming language on a Debian 10 (Buster).

Install Rust on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Rust on Debian 10.

Download and run the installation script for Rust on Debian using the following command:

curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh

it will show you 2 installation options. I recommend using the default installation (option 1) because it is faster, easier, and does not give problems.

Once successfully installed, update the cargo and rust profile file. This so you can execute the rust commands from anywhere on the prompt:

source $HOME/.cargo/env

You can verify the version of Rust using the following command:

rustc – version

Step 3. Create a Rust Project.

First, create a folder that will serve as Workspace, in it create another folder where the file in question will be:

mkdir ~/projects
cd ~/projects
mkdir hello_world
cd hello_world

Now, create the file:

sudo nano hello_world.rs

Paste the following code inside the new file:

fn main() {
println!("Hello, Boss Regul!");
}

Now compile and run the program:

rustc hello_world.rs 
./hello_world

You will see the output of your Rust code:

Hello, Boss Regul!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Rust. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Rust programming language on Debian 10 Buster. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Rust website.

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