Installing sbt on Linux 

Installing from a universal package 

Download ZIP or TGZ package and expand it.

Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions 

DEB package is officially supported by sbt.

Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions use the DEB format, but usually you don’t install your software from a local DEB file. Instead they come with package managers both for the command line (e.g. apt-get, aptitude) or with a graphical user interface (e.g. Synaptic). Run the following from the terminal to install sbt (You’ll need superuser privileges to do so, hence the sudo).

echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/sbt/debian-experimental /" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sbt.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 642AC823
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sbt

Package managers will check a number of configured repositories for packages to offer for installation. sbt binaries are published to Bintray, and conveniently Bintray provides an APT repository. You just have to add the repository to the places your package manager will check.

Once sbt is installed, you’ll be able to manage the package in aptitude or Synaptic after you updated their package cache. You should also be able to see the added repository at the bottom of the list in System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software:

Ubuntu Software & Updates Screenshot

Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other RPM-based distributions 

RPM package is officially supported by sbt.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other RPM-based distributions use the RPM format. Run the following from the terminal to install sbt (You’ll need superuser privileges to do so, hence the sudo).

curl https://bintray.com/sbt/rpm/rpm-experimental | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/bintray-sbt-rpm.repo
sudo yum install sbt

sbt binaries are published to Bintray, and conveniently Bintray provides an RPM repository. You just have to add the repository to the places your package manager will check.

Note: Please report any issues with these to the sbt-launcher-package project.

Gentoo 

In the official tree there is no ebuild for sbt. But there are ebuilds to merge sbt from binaries. To merge sbt from this ebuilds you can do:

mkdir -p /usr/local/portage && cd /usr/local/portage
git clone git://github.com/whiter4bbit/overlays.git
echo "PORTDIR_OVERLAY=$PORTDIR_OVERLAY /usr/local/portage/overlays" >> /etc/make.conf
emerge sbt-bin

Note: Please report any issues with the ebuild here.

Installing manually 

See instructions to install manually.

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