This is a compiler for Rust, including standard libraries, tools and documentation.
Since the Rust compiler is written in Rust, it must be built by a precompiled "snapshot" version of itself (made in an earlier state of development). As such, source builds require a connection to the Internet, to fetch snapshots, and an OS that can execute the available snapshot binaries.
Snapshot binaries are currently built and tested on several platforms:
- Windows (7, Server 2008 R2), x86 only
- Linux (various distributions), x86 and x86-64
- OSX 10.6 ("Snow Leopard") or greater, x86 and x86-64
You may find that other platforms work, but these are our "tier 1" supported build environments that are most likely to work.
Note: Windows users should read the detailed getting started notes on the wiki. Even when using the binary installer the Windows build requires a MinGW installation, the precise details of which are not discussed here.
To build from source you will also need the following prerequisite packages:
- g++ 4.4 or clang++ 3.x
- python 2.6 or later (but not 3.x)
- perl 5.0 or later
- gnu make 3.81 or later
Assuming you're on a relatively modern *nix system and have met the prerequisites, something along these lines should work.
$ wget http://dl.rust-lang.org/dist/rust-0.4.tar.gz $ tar -xzf rust-0.4.tar.gz $ cd rust-0.4 $ ./configure $ make && make install
You may need to use
sudo make install if you do not normally have
permission to modify the destination directory. The install locations
can be adjusted by passing a
--prefix argument to
configure. Various other options are also supported, pass
for more information on them.
make install will place several programs into
rustc, the Rust compiler;
API-documentation tool, and
cargo, the Rust package manager.
Rust is primarily distributed under the terms of the MIT license, with portions covered by various BSD-like licenses.
See LICENSE.txt for details.
The tutorial is a good starting point.