How To Install Rust on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

r00t December 20, 2017

Install Rust on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Rust on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Rust, commonly known as Rust-Lang, is a system programming language that is developed by Mozilla and backed by LLVM. Rust is known for preventing program crashes, memory leaks, and data races before it is compiled into binary, thus creating a highly-productive and stable programming environment

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 Rust language on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Rust features

  • Zero-cost abstractions
  • Move semantics
  • Guaranteed memory safety
  • Threads without data races
  • Trait-based generics
  • Pattern matching
  • Type inference
  • Minimal runtime
  • Efficient C bindings

Install Rust on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Rust.

To install Rust, run the following in your terminal, then follow the onscreen instructions:

To verify that Rust was successfully installed, run rustc -V. You will see output similar to:

Step 3. Using Rust.

To use Rust, create a file called test.rs and populate it with the following lines of code:

Now run rustc test.rs. You will see an executable file called main in the same directory. Execute it by running ./test. The text “You have successfully installed Rust!” will appear on your screen.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Rust. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing latest stable version of Rust language on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Rust web site.

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