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Install Play Framework 2.6

Last Updated on 23/08/2022

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This tutorial is going to show you how to install Play Framework 2.6 on Ubuntu distributions by using the SBT package manager.



In older Play versions like 2.6 you would have to download a file and extract its contents to make use of Play, but on version 2.6, you are going to rely on SBT to interact with the framework.

To get you started, install SBT by running the commands below:

echo "deb /" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sbt.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv 2EE0EA64E40A89B84B2DF73499E82A75642AC823
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sbt


Now run the highlighted command to print the SBT version, in my case, the version is 1.1.1:

sbt sbtVersion

[warn] No sbt.version set in project/, base directory: /home/bgasparotto/play-workspace
[info] Loading global plugins from /home/bgasparotto/.sbt/1.0/plugins
[info] Updating ProjectRef(uri("file:/home/bgasparotto/.sbt/1.0/plugins/"), "global-plugins")...
[info] Done updating.
[info] Set current project to play-workspace (in build file:/home/bgasparotto/play-workspace/)
[info] 1.1.1

SBT is all you need in order to have a working Play.

Hope it helps. Cya!

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