.Net 8 build server image support for MacOS and Ubuntu

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13 Dec, 2023 09:47 AM

Hi there,

I’ve got a build that targets the following server images.

  • macOS
  • Visual Studio 2022
  • Ubuntu

I’ve been looking to add a .Net 8 platform target to my project.

I see the VS 2022 (Windows) image has been updated to accommodate this.

Ubuntu and MacOS fail currently though. I think MacOS is building via VS for Mac which I don’t think has a roadmap for .Net 8 and is being retired next year.

Is there a plan to get the .Net 8 SDK available on these additional OS’s and more broadly a plan to transition away from VS for Mac?

  1. 1 Posted by Jason C Daniels on 20 Feb, 2024 11:05 PM

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    I also need .Net 8.0 support in the Ubuntu build image. (Or a script I can run to install it)

  2. 2 Posted by andrew.morrison on 21 Feb, 2024 05:45 PM

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    Hi Jason,

    I got some advice from AppVeyor via a different channel in the end. At that point, the recommended workaround for Ubuntu was the following:

    Add the following to the init step so it looks something like:

    init: - sh: >- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y dotnet-sdk-8.0

    For the build server image use at least Ubuntu2004.

    This worked for me.

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