/ asp.net core

Update the dotnet CLI on OSX

Microsoft has recently released new versions of .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and the development tools.

If you were playing around with earlier builds of the dotnet CLI and you want (it is not really a question of whether you want or not ;)) to upgrade to the new version you have to remove all traces of any installed versions first.

Luckily Microsoft provides a simple script that we can execute as follows:

# Get elevated privileges
sudo su

# Download and execute the uninstall script
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dotnet/cli/rel/1.0.0/scripts/obtain/uninstall/dotnet-uninstall-pkgs.sh | bash

Afterwards you can download and install the latest package which is linked on the GitHub page.

Executing dotnet --info or dotnet --version should return the correct version number now:

dotnet --info
.NET Command Line Tools (1.0.0-preview2-002820)

Product Information:
 Version:            1.0.0-preview2-002820
 Commit SHA-1 hash:  d307537eb8

Runtime Environment:
 OS Name:     Mac OS X
 OS Version:  10.11
 OS Platform: Darwin
 RID:         osx.10.11-x64