In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Swift on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns. It was developed by Apple and released in 2014. Swift was designed as a replacement for the older Objective-C language.
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 the Swift programming language on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- 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 Swift on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Swift Programming Language on Linux Mint 20.
- Install Swift on Linux Mint via Snap:
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. Run the following command to install Snap packages on the Linux Mint system:
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
To install Swift, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install swift-lang --edge
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Swift. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Swift programming language on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Swift website.