Install Elixir in Debian/Ubuntu using precompiled packages
Today I had the necessity to update a production server using Debian to Elixir 1.9.2. The update from Elixir 1.6 to 1.9.2 was really easy but I will put my steps if anybody has the same requirement.
We will need three packages installed in our server:
- Erlang 20 or up
First, we need to go to our tmp folder to download the precompiled package, create a directory to unzip the package and then unzip it.
cd /tmp wget https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir/releases/download/v1.9.2/Precompiled.zip mkdir elixir_precompiled mv Precompiled.zip elixir_precompiled/ unzip Precompiled.zip
Now we have all the necessary stuff to get starting to install. We only need to move the bins and library from our temporal folder to /usr/local, or another directory. Just you need to remember to add the directory where you going to put Elixir to your system PATH.
cd bin sudo cp elixir elixirc iex mix /usr/local/bin/ cd .. cd lib sudo cp -R * /usr/local/lib cd .. cd man sudo cp * /usr/local/man
With those steps, we installed Elixir and the manuals for help.
As last check, we can see the elixir version in our system
Erlang/OTP 22 [erts-10.5.2] [source] [64-bit] [smp:4:4] [ds:4:4:10] [async-threads:1] [hipe] [dtrace] Elixir 1.9.2 (compiled with Erlang/OTP 22)
And that is all. We have the last version installed in our system