Because of a new job a was face with the task of installing Postman in my workstation, already try the first method of installing via the software application in fedora 29 but it seems to be a very old version and because i prefer having a more updated aproach to application already check the download page for postman but only have the tar.gz without install notes.
luckily already find a install from tar.gz from scott lowe but the steps are similar and not currently the same as in Installing Postman on Fedora27
- Download the postman tarball
curl -L https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64
2. unpack the tarball, like scott i tend to left in /opt all the third party or custom install applications that i install.
sudo tar xvzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt
3. In this case the postman folder structure has change a little bit that is because they add another folder in the hierarchy.
from this :
4. create a symbolic link to the Postman to a directory included in your $PATH, already stick with /usr/local/bin dir.
sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/app/Postman /usr/local/bin/postman
after this you can exec Postman from the shell with the postman command.
5. but because i want to open Postman from the grafical launcher in my case gnome, already change the root of the icon to make it work in this version.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Postman GenericName=API Client X-GNOME-FullName=Postman API Client Comment=Make and view REST API calls and responses Keywords=api; Exec=/opt/Postman/app/Postman Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png Categories=Development;Utilities;
6. you only have to do a logout if you are using fedora using wayland, but if you are using X11 instead you restart the env with Alt+F2 and then put the r command to restart.
btw at the time on this post, am installing postman v6.7.1.
that’s all lml