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Install .NET Core 2.1 Runtime on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 - x64

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Register Microsoft key and feed

Before installing .NET, you'll need to register the Microsoft key, register the product repository, and install required dependencies. This only needs to be done once per machine.

Open a terminal and run the following commands:

wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/16.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb
sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb

Install the .NET Runtime

Update the products available for installation, then install the .NET Runtime.

In your terminal, run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aspnetcore-runtime-2.1

If you later perform an in-place upgrade, you may get an error message similar to Unable to locate package aspnetcore-runtime-2.1 when trying to install/update .NET.

See Ubuntu 18.10 install instructions to learn how to fix this issue.

The previous command will install the .NET Core Runtime Bundle, which includes the .NET Core runtime and the ASP.NET Core runtime. To install just the .NET Core runtime, use the dotnet-runtime-2.1 package.

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