How To Install Zig Programming Language on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Zig Programming Language on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Zig Programming Language on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Zig is a general-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software. The Zig programming language is developed by the Zig Software Foundation, which is a non-profit corporation founded in 2020 by Andrew Kelley.

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 Zig 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.

Install Zig Programming Language 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 gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Zig Programming Language on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Zig Programming Language from the official repository.

Import PGP Signing Keys:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 379CE192D401AB61

Next, run the following commands to add Zig APT repository:

echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/dryzig/zig-ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zig.list

Once this is done run the commands below to install it:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install zig
  • Install Zig Programming Language from Snap Store.

To install Zig, simply use the following command:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install zig --beta --classic

Finally, verify the installation of Zig Programming Language using the following command:

zig version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Zig. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Zig Programming Language on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Zig website.

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