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How to Install Swift in Ubuntu

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How to Install Swift on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?


Swift is a general purpose, protocol-oriented programming language. It was designed and developed by Apple Inc.

Apple released it initially on 2, June 2014. The current version of Swift is 4.0, it uses .swift file extension.

We can install Swift on Ubuntu, in this tutorial, we are installing it. This whole process includes the following steps.


  • Ubuntu
  • Login as a root user in terminal

Swift Installation

1) Install required dependencies:

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2) Download the latest binary from https://swift.org.

3) When installing first time, import PGP keys.

We can skip this option, if we have installed Swift in past.

4) Verify PGP Signature

The .tar.gz Swift archive that we downloaded for Ubuntu is signed using GnuPG with one of the keys of the Swift open source project.

It is recommended to verify the signature before using the software.

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Now, use signature file to verify the archive .

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5) Extract the Downloaded Archive

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6) Rename and Move Archive

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7) Export Path and Run Swift

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Well, we have installed Swift successfully on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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