Vagrant Installation Instructions -hello world - linux mint

Hi folks

I’ve got an Linux Mint system here (which is basically an Ubuntu) system, and I’m trying to get a vagrant hello world up and running:

I’m following the instructions above. And I have three questions:

  • Do I need to download VirtualBox separately?
  • I’ve clicked on “Linux” and it’s downloaded a zip file. I’ve extracted the zip file: and now what do i do?
  • The extracted file does not look like a .deb file so I’m unsure how to proceed. Or Should I have downloaded the package for the “Debian” instead of the package for the "Linux " distro?

I’m happy to make a PR to clear up the documentation if someone can point me in the right direction

thank you for any pointers!


Yes, you will need to install Virtualbox separatly.
You have clicked “Linux” where and unzipped which package? If vagrant, the result is a single binary, not a deb file. That’s correct.
The unzipped binary has to be moved/ copied somewhere in your $PATH so you can execute it without using the full path.

awesome. so what you’re saying is that i can dump the vagrant binary file I downloaded (it is located in my “Downloads” folder) and put it into a location such as /usr/bin where it can be picked up without using the full path?

I will make a PR to the documentation as soon as I am able.

Hi @BKSpurgeon,

For a Debian/Ubuntu-based distro like Linux Mint, we recommend installing the .deb package by clicking the “Debian” release on the downloads page. The generic “Linux” release is an AppImage package intended for Linux systems that don’t use .deb or .rpm packaging.

Once you download the .deb package, install it with:

sudo dpkg -i vagrant_2.2.9_x86_64.deb

or, for the 32-bit release:

sudo dpkg -i vagrant_2.2.9_i686.deb

As @Wolfsrudel pointed out, you will need to install VirtualBox separately. Then you should be good to go!

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