Elixir is based on the Erlang virtual machine. Hence, to run Elixir you will have to install Erlang fist (See this tutorial: How to install Erlang on Fedora)
After the successful installation of Erlang we can continue and install Elixir by opening up the terminal and type:
sudo dnf install elixir
Type in your sudo password and confirm the installation with Yes. After everything was installed correctly your terminal/console should end up with the Complete! statement.
To test if our fresh installation of Elixir works we can check for the installed version of Elixir by typing:
If this works, you should see a message like this:
Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-22.214.171.124] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false] Elixir 1.2.6 ``` This tells us that we have Elang/OTP version 18 installed. The next line indicates the version of our Elixir installation. In this case 1.2.6. You are now ready to use Elixir. Optional: If you want to use Elixirs package manager for dependency management (called Hex), you can install it by typing: ```bash mix local.hex
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