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Linux / MacOS

For an up-to-date-version, clone this repository, use make setup to install OCaml and all dependencies, and make to build.

Alternatively: Install opam, and then do opam install goblint. Warning: The OPAM package is updated infrequently.

Run goblint: ./goblint tests/regression/04-mutex/01-simple_rc.c.

If something goes wrong, take a look at for an example Ubuntu/macOS setup.


Goblint relies on GNU cpp to preprocess source files - the default clang cpp on macOS will not work. You can install it with brew install gcc (first do xcode-select --install if you don't want to build from source). You can check src/ to see what command is used to call cpp.


For Windows 10 we recommend using WSL. For older versions you can try to build using these scripts for Cygwin, or use a virtual machine.

Docker / Virtual machine

You can run Goblint in a Docker container using: docker run -it voglerr/goblint ./goblint --help.

A virtual machine containing Goblint can be set up using Vagrant: vagrant up && vagrant ssh.

Web frontend

The analysis results are printed to stdout by default. Adding --html saves the results as XML, which is then transformed to be viewable in a web browser. Use make jar to build the needed Java program.

./goblint --html path/to/file.c

Open result/index.xml in a browser of your choice. Depending on the browser security settings, it might be necessary to serve the result directory from a webserver to access it. This can be done by e.g. running python3 -m http.server in the result directory. The results should then be accessible at http://localhost:8000

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