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Linux script to download latest VS Code Server, good for Docker (tested in Alpine).
#!/bin/sh
set -e
# Auto-Get the latest commit sha via command line.
get_latest_release() {
tag=$(curl --silent "https://api.github.com/repos/${1}/releases/latest" | # Get latest release from GitHub API
grep '"tag_name":' | # Get tag line
sed -E 's/.*"([^"]+)".*/\1/' ) # Pluck JSON value
tag_data=$(curl --silent "https://api.github.com/repos/${1}/git/ref/tags/${tag}")
sha=$(echo "${tag_data}" | # Get latest release from GitHub API
grep '"sha":' | # Get tag line
sed -E 's/.*"([^"]+)".*/\1/' ) # Pluck JSON value
sha_type=$(echo "${tag_data}" | # Get latest release from GitHub API
grep '"type":' | # Get tag line
sed -E 's/.*"([^"]+)".*/\1/' ) # Pluck JSON value
if [ "${sha_type}" != "commit" ]; then
combo_sha=$(curl -s "https://api.github.com/repos/${1}/git/tags/${sha}" | # Get latest release from GitHub API
grep '"sha":' | # Get tag line
sed -E 's/.*"([^"]+)".*/\1/' ) # Pluck JSON value
# Remove the tag sha, leaving only the commit sha;
# this won't work if there are ever more than 2 sha,
# and use xargs to remove whitespace/newline.
sha=$(echo "${combo_sha}" | sed -E "s/${sha}//" | xargs)
fi
printf "${sha}"
}
ARCH="x64"
U_NAME=$(uname -m)
if [ "${U_NAME}" = "aarch64" ]; then
ARCH="arm64"
fi
archive="vscode-server-linux-${ARCH}.tar.gz"
owner='microsoft'
repo='vscode'
commit_sha=$(get_latest_release "${owner}/${repo}")
if [ -n "${commit_sha}" ]; then
echo "will attempt to download VS Code Server version = '${commit_sha}'"
# Download VS Code Server tarball to tmp directory.
curl -L "https://update.code.visualstudio.com/commit:${commit_sha}/server-linux-${ARCH}/stable" -o "/tmp/${archive}"
# Make the parent directory where the server should live.
# NOTE: Ensure VS Code will have read/write access; namely the user running VScode or container user.
mkdir -vp ~/.vscode-server/bin/"${commit_sha}"
# Extract the tarball to the right location.
tar --no-same-owner -xzv --strip-components=1 -C ~/.vscode-server/bin/"${commit_sha}" -f "/tmp/${archive}"
else
echo "could not pre install vscode server"
fi
@panwarab
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panwarab commented Dec 20, 2021

This worked!

@antmerlino
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antmerlino commented Jun 6, 2022

Thanks for the script!

If you add the following to the top of the script, and replace x64 with "$ARCH", this works for aarch64 devices and possible others too.

ARCH=$(uname -m)
if [[ "$ARCH" == "aarch64" ]]; then
        ARCH="arm64"
elif [[ "$ARCH" == "x86_64" ]]; then
        ARCH="x64"
fi

@antmerlino
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antmerlino commented Jun 6, 2022

Thanks for the script!

If you add the following to the top of the script, and replace x64 with "$ARCH", this works for aarch64 devices and possible others too.

ARCH=$(uname -m)
if [[ "$ARCH" == "aarch64" ]]; then
        ARCH="arm64"
elif [[ "$ARCH" == "x86_64" ]]; then
        ARCH="x64"
fi

Actually, this doesn't work if the script is executed by /bin/sh instead of /bin/bash, as specified by the shebang.

/bin/sh doesn't support [[ syntax.

The following works

if [ "$ARCH" = "aarch64" ]; then
        ARCH="arm64"
elif [ "$ARCH" = "x86_64" ]; then
        ARCH="x64"
fi

In that case, this line should also be changed from

if [[ "${sha_type}" != "commit" ]]; then

to

if [ "${sha_type}" != "commit" ]; then

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b01 commented Jun 7, 2022

That's a good idea. I'll try and add this tonight.

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