How to install Elixir on Fedora

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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:

elixir -v

If this works, you should see a message like this:

Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-] [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:

mix local.hex

I hope you find this short tutorial helpful. If you have any questions or comment please use the section below to leave a note or ping me on Twitter.