I thought I would give running some code on Ubuntu a shot so I followed the guide at: http://dotnet.github.io/getting-started/
I’ve tried a fresh DigitalOcean server as well as one that is already running a lemp stack and I get the same message every time:
root@Louis:~# sudo apt-get install dotnet
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package dotnet is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package ‘dotnet’ has no installation candidate
I assume the problem has something to do with DigitalOcean customized sources list or some other DigitalOcean specific issue.
I’ve tried it on a local VM as well from the latest Ubuntu download 14.04.3 LTS and get the same results.
I’m assuming that this worked at least once, since the Getting Started Guide says:
Note: as of now, the below instructions work on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives. New versions are coming up soon!
Apparently it is now broken however.
I get much further after changing Step 2 of the getting started guide to:
sudo apt-get install dotnet-nightly
I can now run step 3:
and start Step 4:
But actually running still fails.
Could not resolve coreclr path.
I’m assuming there is a config step that is missing here.