Installing .NET on Ubuntu is supposed to be easy. Sometimes it’s not. You should be able to follow the instructions on the Microsoft docs and install from a package manager but I’ve had issues with that. It’s been a frustrating experience; the package installs but then I can’t run
dotnet --version and I can’t figure out why.
Thankfully there is an option to manually install .NET, this is what I’ve had the most success with.
Here’s a script that I use to install .NET on Ubuntu:
# get the install script
wget https://dot.net/v1/dotnet-install.sh -O dotnet-install.sh
# make it executable
chmod +x ./dotnet-install.sh
# run the script
# remove the script
# add .dotnet to your path.
# note: im using zsh, if you're using bash you'll need to add this to your .bashrc
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.dotnet' >> ~/.zshrc
# reload your shell
Now you should be able to run
dotnet --version and see the version of .NET that you installed 🎉