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Rust installation

Installing Fedora’s Rust distribution

Fedora’s repositories provide packaged versions of Rust and its package manager. They can be installed as follows:

$ sudo dnf install rust cargo

This command will install the rustc compiler, the standard library, gdb support, the rustdoc documentation generator and the cargo package manager.

Installing Rust with rustup

Rust’s official installation instructions recommend its own installation mechanism, rustup.

To install the rustup installer run:

$ sudo dnf install rustup

Run rustup-init after installing the package to start the Rust installation.

Which one do I need?

It depends on your preferences. Some people may prefer prepackaged Rust because it automatically updates via dnf. Others may prefer a standardized installation. If you go for prepackaged Rust, keep this in mind:

  • cargo clippy is not included in Fedora’s cargo package, but is available via the clippy package.
  • To enable autocompletions and other code intelligence features in your IDE, you may need to install the rust-src and rustfmt packages.

To avoid conflicts, do not use the rust and rustup packages side by side. _ _ _ _

Authors: Josh Stone, Pieter, Sehny, jhornice, msehnout