How to install Visual Studio Code on Opensuse 15.4

In this article, we are going to learn how to install Visual Studio code also known as (VScode) on Opensuse 15.4. Visual Studio Code is a lightweight source code editor that runs on desktops and is available to all operating systems. It comes with built-in Javascript, Node.js, and Typescript. One can do programming for almost languages with ease with Visual Studio Code. The languages supported are, Go, PHP, C++, C#, Java, Python, and also .NET.

Why do we like Visual Studio Code?

The reason VS code is such an excellent tool is because of the following reasons:

  • It is available on all operating systems so it does not limit one on where to run the VS code, you can easily hit the ground running.
  • Vscode has a rich built-in developer tooling for example IntelliSense code completion and debugging which become handy when you do not know the complete code snippet. It acts as a guide and also takes less time to code.
  • VScode can be customized to suit your needs. You can customize every feature the way you wish and also you can add third-party extensions easily.
  • VScode is an open-source project. So it means you can contribute to the project development, also it means that you have a bigger community where you can ask questions whenever you are faced with a problem.
  • VScode is built for the web. It includes great tools for web development such React JSx, JSON, SCSS,CSS, HTML and Less.

Install Visual Studio code on Opensuse 15.4

1. Update system repositories

Begin by updating system repositories in order to make them up to date.

$ sudo zypper update

2. Add key to the repository

Currently, the Visual studio code ships a 64-bit version. So let’s import the key to sign our repository using the following command.

$ sudo rpm --import

After you have imported the key, add Visual studio code to the yum repositories.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[code]\nname=Visual Studio Code\nbaseurl=\nenabled=1\ntype=rpm-md\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=" > /etc/zypp/repos.d/vscode.repo'

The next thing is to update your system repositories for the changes to be effected.

$ sudo zypper refresh

3. Install Visual Studio code on Opensuse 15.4

To install Visual Studio code run the following command on your terminal.

$ sudo zypper install code

You should get something like this.

# output
The following 27 recommended packages were automatically selected:
  adobe-sourcecodepro-fonts adwaita-icon-theme cantarell-fonts gcr-ssh-agent
  gcr-viewer gnome-online-accounts gtk3-branding-openSUSE gtk3-immodule-amharic
  gtk3-immodule-inuktitut gtk3-immodule-thai gtk3-immodule-tigrigna
  gtk3-immodule-vietnamese gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-fuse libfreebl3-hmac
  libsoftokn3-hmac libudisks2-0_btrfs notification-daemon perl-HTTP-Message
  perl-libwww-perl perl-LWP-Protocol-https perl-TimeDate postfix
  sound-theme-freedesktop udisks2 xkeyboard-config-lang

The following 292 NEW packages are going to be installed:
  adobe-sourcecodepro-fonts adwaita-icon-theme atk-lang at-spi2-atk-common
  at-spi2-atk-gtk2 at-spi2-core at-spi2-core-lang bubblewrap cantarell-fonts
  code cryptsetup cryptsetup-lang cups-config dconf desktop-translations
  dosfstools enchant-2-backend-hunspell enchant-data expat fontconfig
  fontconfig-lang fuse3 gcr-data gcr-lang gcr-prompter gcr-ssh-agent gcr-viewer
  gdk-pixbuf-lang gdk-pixbuf-loader-rsvg gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders
  gdk-pixbuf-thumbnailer gio-branding-openSUSE glib2-tools glib-networking
  glib-networking-lang gnome-online-accounts gnome-online-accounts-lang
  gsettings-backend-dconf gsettings-desktop-schemas
  gsettings-desktop-schemas-lang gstreamer gstreamer-lang gstreamer-plugins-base
  gstreamer-plugins-base-lang gtk2-branding-openSUSE gtk2-data
  gtk2-immodule-amharic gtk2-immodule-inuktitut gtk2-immodule-thai
  gtk2-immodule-tigrigna gtk2-immodule-vietnamese gtk2-lang
  gtk2-metatheme-adwaita gtk2-theming-engine-adwaita gtk2-tools
  gtk3-branding-openSUSE gtk3-data gtk3-immodule-amharic gtk3-immodule-inuktitut
  gtk3-immodule-thai gtk3-immodule-tigrigna gtk3-immodule-vietnamese gtk3-lang
  gtk3-metatheme-adwaita gtk3-schema gtk3-tools gvfs gvfs-backend-afc
  gvfs-backends gvfs-fuse gvfs-lang json-glib-lang libaom3 libarchive13
  libasound2 libatasmart4 libatasmart-utils libatk-1_0-0 libatk-bridge-2_0-0
  libatspi0 libavahi-client3 libavahi-common3 libavahi-glib1 libavif13
  libbd_btrfs2 libbd_crypto2 libbd_fs2 libbd_loop2 libbd_lvm2 libbd_mdraid2
  libbd_part2 libbd_swap2 libbd_utils2 libblockdev libblockdev2 libbluray2
  libbytesize1 libbytesize-lang libcairo2 libcairo-gobject2 libcdda_interface0
  libcdda_paranoia0 libcdio16 libcdio19 libcdio_cdda2 libcdio_paranoia2
  libcolord2 libcups2 libdatrie1 libdav1d5 libdconf1 libdrm2 libenchant-2-2
  libepoxy0 libevdev2 libexif12 libfontconfig1 libfreebl3 libfreebl3-hmac
  libfribidi0 libfuse3-3 libgbm1 libgck-1-0 libgcr-3-1 libgd3 libgdata22
  libgdata-lang libgdk_pixbuf-2_0-0 libgio-2_0-0 libglvnd libgoa-1_0-0
  libgoa-backend-1_0-1 libgobject-2_0-0 libgphoto2-6 libgphoto2-6-lang
  libgraphene-1_0-0 libgraphite2-3 libgstallocators-1_0-0 libgstapp-1_0-0
  libgstaudio-1_0-0 libgstfft-1_0-0 libgstgl-1_0-0 libgstpbutils-1_0-0
  libgstreamer-1_0-0 libgstriff-1_0-0 libgsttag-1_0-0 libgstvideo-1_0-0
  libgtk-2_0-0 libgtk-3-0 libgudev-1_0-0 libharfbuzz0 libharfbuzz-icu0
  libhunspell-1_6-0 libhyphen0 libicu65_1-ledata libicu-suse65_1
  libimobiledevice-1_0-6 libimobiledevice-glue-1_0-0 libinih0
  libjavascriptcoregtk-4_0-18 libjbig2 libjpeg8 libjson-glib-1_0-0 liblcms2-2
  liblmdb-0_9_17 liblockdev1 libltdl7 liblvm2cmd2_03 libmanette-0_2-0
  libmozjs-60 libmtp9 libmtp-udev libnfs8 libnotify4 liboauth0 libogg0
  libopenjp2-7 libopus0 liborc-0_4-0 libpango-1_0-0 libpixman-1-0 libplist-2_0-3
  libpolkit0 libpwquality1 libpwquality-lang librav1e0 librest-0_7-0 librsvg-2-2
  libsecret-1-0 libsecret-lang libsoftokn3 libsoftokn3-hmac libsoup-2_4-1
  libsoup2-lang libthai0 libthai-data libtheoradec1 libtheoraenc1 libtiff5
  libudisks2-0 libudisks2-0_btrfs libunwind libusbmuxd-2_0-6 libvisual
  libvorbis0 libvorbisenc2 libwayland-client0 libwayland-cursor0 libwayland-egl1
  libwayland-server0 libwebkit2gtk3-lang libwebkit2gtk-4_0-37 libwebp7
  libwebpdemux2 libwoff2common1_0_2 libwoff2dec1_0_2 libwpe-1_0-1
  libWPEBackend-fdo-1_0-1 libX11-xcb1 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libXcomposite1
  libXcursor1 libXdamage1 libXext6 libXfixes3 libXft2 libXi6 libXinerama1
  libxkbcommon0 libxkbfile1 libXpm4 libXrandr2 libXrender1 libXtst6 libXv1
  lockdev lvm2 mdadm metatheme-adwaita-common mozilla-nspr mozilla-nss
  mozilla-nss-certs notification-daemon notification-daemon-lang
  openssh-askpass-gnome perl-CPAN-Changes perl-Devel-Symdump perl-Encode-Locale
  perl-File-Listing perl-HTML-Parser perl-HTML-Tagset perl-HTTP-Cookies
  perl-HTTP-Daemon perl-HTTP-Date perl-HTTP-Message perl-HTTP-Negotiate
  perl-IO-HTML perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-libwww-perl perl-LWP-MediaTypes
  perl-LWP-Protocol-https perl-Net-DBus perl-Net-HTTP perl-Net-SSLeay
  perl-Pod-Coverage perl-Test-Pod perl-Test-Pod-Coverage perl-TimeDate
  perl-Try-Tiny perl-URI perl-WWW-RobotRules perl-X11-Protocol perl-XML-Parser
  perl-XML-Twig polkit polkit-default-privs postfix shared-mime-info
  shared-mime-info-lang sound-theme-freedesktop system-user-lp system-user-mail
  udisks2 udisks2-lang usbmuxd webkit2gtk-4_0-injected-bundles xdg-dbus-proxy
  xdg-utils xfsprogs xkeyboard-config xkeyboard-config-lang

292 new packages to install.
Overall download size: 210.0 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation,
additional 695.1 MiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y):

4. Uninstall Visual Studio code.

To remove visual studio code from your system, use the following command.

The following package is going to be REMOVED:

1 package to remove.
After the operation, 332.6 MiB will be freed.
Continue? y/n/v/…? shows all options: y
(1/1) Removing code-1.68.1-1655263151.el7.x86_64 …………………….[done]

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