In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Visual Studio Code is a free source-code editor made by Microsoft. With VS code enables developers to develop applications and write code using a myriad of programming languages such as C, C++, Python, Go and Java to mention a few.
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 Visual Studio Code on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
- 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).
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 Visual Studio Code on AlmaLinux 9
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf makecache --refresh sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"
Step 2. Installing Visual Studio Code on AlmaLinux 9.
By default, Visual Studio Code is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Now enable Visual Studio Code’s repository by running the command:
printf "[vscode]\nname=packages.microsoft.com\nbaseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode/\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\nrepo_gpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc\nmetadata_expire=1h" | sudo tee -a /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo
Next, import the GPG key:
sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
After you’ve enabled the repository, update the system and install Visual Studio Code by running the command below:
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install code
Step 3. Accessing Visual Studio Code on AlmaLinux 9.
Once the installation is completed, open the Visual Studio Code on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘Visual Studio Code’ in the application search box or by executing the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VS Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Visual Studio Code on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VS Code website.