How To Install VS Codium on Fedora 35 Workstation

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VS Codium is a binary releases of VS Code without MS branding, telemetry andlicensing. It is a source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. The VSCodium project exists so that you don’t have to download+build from source. This project includes special build scripts that clone Microsoft’s vscode repo, run the build commands, and upload the resulting binaries for you to GitHub releases. These binaries are licensed under the MIT license. Telemetry is disabled.

It is a streamlined code editor with support for development operations like debugging, task running, and version control. It aims to provide just the tools a developer needs for a quick code-build-debug cycle and leaves more complex workflows to fuller featured IDEs, such as Visual Studio IDE.

In this guide we are going to install VS Codium in a Fedora 35 Workstation.

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To follow along, ensure that you have the following:

  • Up to date Fedora 35 Workstation
  • Root access or User with sudo access on the server

Table of Content

  1. Ensuring that Fedora 35 Workstation is up to date
  2. Installing VS Codium
  3. Launching VS Codium

1. Ensuring that Fedora 35 Workstation is up to date

Before proceeding let us ensure that our workstation is up to date. Use this command to achieve this:

sudo dnf update

2. Installing Visual Studio Codium

To istall VS Codium,

curl -LO -C -

Output from my machine:

$ curl -LO -C -
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   678  100   678    0     0    623      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--   623
100  104M  100  104M    0     0   376k      0  0:04:44  0:04:44 --:--:--  385k

Download sha256 file

$ curl -LO -C -
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   685  100   685    0     0    373      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--   373
100   106  100   106    0     0     34      0  0:00:03  0:00:03 --:--:--   166

Verify Sha256 on my machine

$ cat codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64.rpm.sha256
a4519033a0c32ee1d4b4e3d62f3840952b674b3008abad13f33d5a487ba7e7ef  codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64.rpm
$ sha256sum ./codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64.rpm
a4519033a0c32ee1d4b4e3d62f3840952b674b3008abad13f33d5a487ba7e7ef  ./codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64.rpm

Then install

$ sudo dnf install ./codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64.rpm 
[sudo] password for etowett: 
Last metadata expiration check: 2:54:53 ago on Mon 08 Nov 2021 03:11:57 PM EAT.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                              Architecture                         Version                                               Repository                                  Size
 codium                               x86_64                               1.62.0-1636200990.el7                                 @commandline                               105 M

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package

Total size: 105 M
Installed size: 285 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                                                                                          1/1 
  Installing       : codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                      1/1 
  Running scriptlet: codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                      1/1 
  Verifying        : codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                      1/1 



Confirm the package installed using this command:

$ rpm -qi codium
Name        : codium
Version     : 1.62.0
Release     : 1636200990.el7
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Mon 08 Nov 2021 06:07:01 PM EAT
Group       : Development/Tools
Size        : 299180517
License     : MIT
Signature   : (none)
Source RPM  : codium-1.62.0-1636200990.el7.src.rpm
Build Date  : Sat 06 Nov 2021 03:16:49 PM EAT
Build Host  : 9e9047a9d26c
Packager    : VSCodium Team
Vendor      : VSCodium Team
URL         :
Summary     : Code editing. Redefined.
Description :
VSCodium is a new choice of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for the core edit-build-debug cycle. See for installation instructions and FAQ.

3. Launching VS Codium

To Launch VS Codium on Fedora, open up your terminal then run this command:


Or search from activities menu.

Citizix – launch vscodium

You should get VS Codium welcome window.

Citizix – vscodium welcome

You can then install the plugins to extend VS Codium functionality.


We managed to install VS Codium in a Fedora 35 Workstation in this guide.

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