Upgrading .NET SDK to 3.0 in Arch Linux
If you’re a .NET developer you are probably aware of the recent release of .NET Core 3.0.
TODO: add more here. I wanted to upgrade my Arch machine with the new version but the [package] for
dotnet-sdk in the Arch repository was still for version 2.2.6. Similarly the official Microsoft guides for installing the .NET Core SDK on Linux doesn’t provide a guide for Arch so you’re left with download the binary and installing it yourself. Luckly it’s not a very complicated task to do. This post will guide you through the process for upgrading your
dotnet-sdk on your Arch machine to version 3.0.
Where is .NET Installed on Linux
First, I think its important to quickly understand how the dotnet is installed on Linux. If you open a terminal window and type
which dotnet you’ll receive the path to the executable script (
/usr/bin/dotnet). If we quickly
cat the content of this script,
cat /usr/bin/dotnet, we will see that it simply runs the
dotnet binary in
#!/bin/sh export DOTNET_ROOT=/opt/dotnet exec /opt/dotnet/dotnet "$@" # vim: ts=2 sw=2 et:
So all we really need to do is replace the old sdk directory,
/opt/dotnet/, with the new SDK downloaded from the Microsoft download page.
Upgrading the SDK to Version 3.0
# Move or Delete the old version of dotnet in `/opt/` and make a new directory for the new version sudo mv /opt/dotnet /opt/dotnet-2.2.6 sudo mkdir /opt/dotnet # Download the tar.gz file wget https://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/886b4a4c-30af-454b-8bec-81c72b7b4e1f/d1a0c8de9abb36d8535363ede4a15de6/dotnet-sdk-3.0.100-linux-x64.tar.gz # Extract the contents of the tar.gz into the newly created directory sudo tar xvf dotnet-sdk-3.0.100-linux-x64.tar.gz -C /opt/dotnet # Confirm that you're running version 3.0 dotnet --version
You should now running version 3.0. If you have any dotnet tool extensions installed, such as Entity Framework, these will have to be updated as well. All you really have to do is uninstall and reinstall the tool to update to the 3.0 version.
dotnet tool uninstall --global <TOOL-NAME> dotnet tool install --globla <TOOL-NAME>