Building and installing HHVM on Ubuntu 13.10

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Packages Installation

Please Note: You must be running a 64-bit OS to compile & install HHVM.

Using sudo or as root user: (it is recommended to run sudo apt-get update first, or you may receive errors)

sudo apt-get install autoconf automake binutils-dev build-essential cmake g++ git \
  libboost-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-regex-dev \
  libboost-system-dev libboost-thread-dev libbz2-dev libc-client-dev \
  libc-client2007e-dev libcap-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libdwarf-dev libelf-dev \
  libexpat-dev libgd2-xpm-dev libgoogle-glog-dev libgoogle-perftools-dev libicu-dev \
  libjemalloc-dev libmcrypt-dev libmemcached-dev libmysqlclient-dev libncurses-dev \
  libonig-dev libpcre3-dev libreadline-dev libtbb-dev libtool libxml2-dev zlib1g-dev libevent-dev \
  libmagickwand-dev libxslt1-dev ocaml-native-compilers libiberty-dev \
  php5-imagick gawk

Downloading and building the HHVM source-code

Please ensure that your machine has more than 1GB of RAM

mkdir dev
cd dev
export CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=`pwd`
git clone git://github.com/facebook/hhvm.git --depth=1
cd hhvm
git submodule update --init --recursive
cmake .
make

Running programs

The hhvm binary can be found in hphp/hhvm/hhvm.

The Hack language

See https://github.com/facebook/hhvm/wiki/Building-the-Hack-Typechecker.

Errors

If any errors occur, it may be required to remove the CMakeCache.txt file in the checkout.

If your failure was on the make command, try to correct the error and run make again, it should restart from the point it stops. If the error persists, try to remove as explained above.