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 Scala programming language 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 Scala 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
Step 2. Installing Java.
Scala required installed Java to your system. Run the following command below to install OpenJDK 11 on Ubuntu Linux:
sudo apt install default-jdk
Check to see if Java is already installed by typing:
Step 3. Installing Scala on Ubuntu 20.04.
By default, Scala is available Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install Scala programming language to your system:
sudo apt install scala
Check the installed version of Scala:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Scala. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Scala programming language on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Scala website.