Before you can install Ionic on Fedora, make sure you have the following prerequisites:
- A system running Fedora (version 33 or higher is recommended).
- A user account with sudo privileges.
Step 1: Update the system
First, update your Fedora system by running the following command:
sudo dnf update -y
This command will ensure that your system has the latest updates and security patches.
Step 2: Install Node.js
sudo dnf install -y nodejs
After the installation is complete, you can verify the Node.js version by running:
Step 3: Install NPM
sudo dnf install -y npm
To verify the NPM version, run:
Step 4: Install Ionic CLI
Ionic CLI (Command Line Interface) is a tool that helps you create, develop, and manage Ionic applications. Install the Ionic CLI globally on your system using NPM:
sudo npm install -g @ionic/cli
Once the installation is complete, verify the Ionic CLI version by running:
Step 5: Install Cordova (Optional)
Cordova is an optional tool that allows you to build native mobile applications using web technologies. It provides access to native device APIs and can be used alongside Ionic. If you want to use Cordova with Ionic, install it globally using NPM:
sudo npm install -g cordova
After the installation, check the Cordova version with:
Step 6: Create a new Ionic project
Now that you have Ionic installed, you can create a new Ionic project. To do this, run the following command:
ionic start myApp
Replace ‘myApp’ with the desired name for your application. This command will create a new directory with the specified name and set up an Ionic project with a default template.
Step 7: Run the Ionic application
Navigate to the newly created project directory:
To run the Ionic application in your web browser, use the following command:
This command will open your default web browser and display your Ionic application.
In this article, we have demonstrated how to install Ionic on Fedora. You are now ready to start developing cross-platform mobile applications using the Ionic framework. Additionally, we have shown you how to install Cordova, which can help you build native mobile applications using web technologies. With these tools in place, you can create high-quality, native-like user interfaces for your mobile applications on Fedora.