I downloaded Heroku from Heroku toolbelt using

wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh

in the terminal, which they recommended on their site. My Ubuntu (14.04.1) didn't recognize the -q0-, so I took it out. It then seemed to download fine - I see the in the directory I was in when i downloaded it.

Now, however, it still doesn't recognize heroku as a command. It also won't show me where it is with the 'whereis' command. But when I look in the current directory with ls -a, it shows up. It seems to be there.

How do I install it?


Just tried this now on 14.04. Here is how I did it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh

Once it finished installing, I typed heroku apps. see image below for more info.

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    You might receive the following warning: "WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! heroku heroku-toolbelt " . Then just run "apt-get install -y --force-yes heroku-toolbelt" – bogdan.rusu Nov 27 '16 at 12:14

You can install Heroku on Ubuntu 14.04 or any later version as a snap:

sudo snap install --classic heroku

This is published directly by Heroku. It updates automatically whenever they release a new version.

The more adventurous can install from the edge channel and get updates for every upstream commit:

sudo snap install --classic --edge heroku
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    make sure /snap/bin is in $PATH – jfs Mar 11 '18 at 22:18

Configuring Heroku is quite straight-forward on DigitalOcean. After ssh-ing, run the following commands with sudo:

wget https://cli-assets.heroku.com/heroku-cli/channels/stable/heroku-cli-linux-x64.tar.gz -O heroku.tar.gz
tar -xvzf heroku.tar.gz
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib /usr/local/bin

List the content of the current directory with ls. I found this output:


This output determines the value in the next step, use the first file name in the next command:

sudo mv heroku-cli-v6.15.22-3f1c4bd-linux-x64 /usr/local/lib/heroku
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/heroku/bin/heroku /usr/local/bin/heroku

And that's it.

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    These helped with setting up on WSL! Thanks :D – painotpi Apr 6 at 9:59
  • @pai.not.pi I'm extremely glad to be helpful :) – Zameer Apr 6 at 15:24

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