Ubuntu – How to install the Vala environemt

compilersoftware installationvala

Is there a repository so that I can install Vala with apt-get, or do I have to download and install it manually?

Best Answer

The recommended method is to add a repository to your system:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/vala-team/ppa/ubuntu utopic main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/vala-team/ppa/ubuntu utopic main 

If you are unsure on how to add this read the link on the launchpad page. Verification of the repository:

Signing key: 1024R/7DAAC99C ([What is this?][3]) 
Fingerprint: 008940D610E4CD892340AB0A4CE987B57DAAC99C

After this you can use Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get install valac-0.26 from command line to install the latest stable version of vala (read the description on the launchpad page for more details).

From our community page on vala:

The Vala team PPA also contains:

  • libgee - Libgee is a collection library providing GObject-based interfaces and classes for commonly used data structures.
  • vtg - Vala Toys for gEdit is an experimental collection of plugins that extends the gEdit editor to make it a better programmer editor for the Vala language.
  • valide - Val(a)IDE is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the Vala programming language.
  • gtksourcecompletion - used by the editor packages. Source completion is not working in the PPA builds; there is no library file created.
Related Question