.NET on RHEL: I can’t wait, and neither should you

Red Hat is committed to making .NET a First Class citizen on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). To that end, we’re working furiously to make sure everything’s perfect before we make .NET available by simply running:

yum install rh-dotnetcore10

In the meantime, I can’t wait.

No, literally, I can’t wait — you don’t need to either. You can hop over to Microsoft’s .NET download site and get .NET for RHEL. (What? You didn’t get your zero-dollar developer copy of RHEL? I’ll wait while you download it…)

Here’s the key for installing .NET on RHEL: Select the CentOS 7.1 option, and run the two commands shown. That’s it! The first command will download and run an install script. The script is smart enough to detect RHEL and take the appropriate steps. The second command simply creates a symlink (“shortcut” for us Windows folks). You can then run dotnet --version and see that you have .NET running on RHEL!




All The Best,

— Don

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  • Why should one choose the version for CentOS 7.1 instead of the one for RHEL 7.2? This doesn’t seem right and is definitely worth at least a descriptive comment.

    • Don Schenck

      As of the writing of this blog post, the RHEL 7.2 version (yum install rh-dotnetcore10) is not yet available.

      • Well, I was referring to the picture showing the “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2” option right below “Debian 8.2” and “CentOS 7.1”

  • Don Schnck

    Right; if you select the “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2” option, it says “Coming soon”.