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How to install Scala using the A2 QuickInstaller

This article describes how to use the A2 QuickInstaller to install the Scala programming language.

The A2 QuickInstaller is no longer supported, and is only available on older VPS hosting packages. On newer VPS hosting packages, you can use Webuzo to quickly and easily install a wide range of applications and manage your server.

To check if the A2 QuickInstaller supports this application for your Linux distribution, please see this article.

Installing Scala

To install Scala, follow these steps:

  1. Use SSH to log in to your system as the root user.
    To use the A2 QuickInstaller, you must log in as the root user using SSH. You cannot use the serial console in the VPS Control Panel to run the A2 QuickInstaller.
  2. To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    sh /usr/sbin/
  3. Under Application Installers, type the option number for Frameworks, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the Framework Menu, type the option number for Scala, and then press ENTER. The A2 QuickInstaller updates your system, and then begins the installation process.
    The installation process takes some time to complete. Do not interrupt the installation process.
  5. The A2 QuickInstaller notifies you when installation is complete.

Testing the Scala installation

To verify that Scala installed correctly on your server, follow these steps:

  1. Type the following command at the command line, and then press ENTER:
    scala -e 'println("Hello, world")'

    The text Hello, world appears.

More Information

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