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Visual Studio Code OSS for Ubuntu AArch64

NOTE: You can now get official VSCode downloads for arm64/armhf from Microsoft

Versions from v1.51.1 in the package repository are now the official Microsoft versions.

Package Repository for Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 / 20.04

Add Repository and Install

curl -s | sudo bash
sudo apt-get install code-oss

Building Code - OSS from source.

Install Prerequisites

sudo apt-get install git python gcc g++ make libx11-dev libxkbfile-dev fakeroot rpm libsecret-1-dev

Note for Ubuntu 20.04

Python or (python2) is not included anymore in Ubuntu 20.04. The python package is no longer available. To install and use python2 as "python" you need to install "python-is-python2".

sudo apt install python-is-python2

Install Node.JS - version >= 10.15.1, < 11.0.0

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Note for Ubuntu 20.04

The default version of nodejs on Ubuntu 20.04 is v10.19.0 so it is not necessary to add the nodesource.

sudo apt install nodejs npm

Install Yarn

curl -sL | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yarn

Clone VSCode Repository and Checkout Latest Version

git clone
cd vscode
git checkout 1.44.2

Patch product.json to add Extensions

git apply add_extensions.patch

Build Code OSS

yarn && yarn run gulp vscode-linux-arm64 && yarn run gulp vscode-linux-arm64-build-deb


You will find the .deb install package in .build/linux/deb/arm64/deb/
Install using apt packet manager.

sudo apt install -y ./.build/linux/deb/arm64/deb/code-oss_*_arm64.deb