After installation, don't miss the recommended setup. It is necessary to link Slime with Roswell so that installing packages with Slime does this in the context of Roswell.
Note: This may be your first experience with Lisp and you might have tried other methods/tutorials that you found on the internet (none of which worked for you). Or, you could have managed to make it work but without confidence, only later you found roswell. Our advice is that you are better off removing whatever you did previously, or you end up having two duplicate copies of lisp implementations / quicklisp / asdf, which complicates the matter.
- libcurl (both v3 and v4 should work) : used for downloading the lisp implementation binaries, etc.
- automake (required when building from source)
- developmental headers of libcurl (required when building from source)
- on Ubuntu, libcurl4-openssl-dev works but libcurl4-nss-dev may not work
Mac OS X + Homebrew
$ brew install roswell
On Arch, Roswell is available in AUR:
$ yay -S roswell
On Void, Roswell is available in xbps:
$ sudo xbps-install -S roswell
$ emerge --ask dev-lisp/roswell
(Please note that you cannot install Roswell and
dev-libs/librouteros simultaneously due to binary file collision.)
Support for other distributions/packaging systems (e.g. debian-based, redhat-based) is future work. However, building from source is fairly straightforward and somewhat stable. See the last section.
Or, you can use Homebrew. It's same way.
$ brew install roswell
On Ubuntu/Debian, there seems to be someone who managed to install from the release tarball or the deb file in https://github.com/roswell/roswell/releases, for example:
$ curl -L https://github.com/roswell/roswell/releases/download/v19.08.10.101/roswell_19.08.10.101-1_amd64.deb --output roswell.deb $ sudo dpkg -i roswell.deb
If you want to get a latest debian package, you can do that with;
curl -sOL `curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/roswell/roswell/releases/latest | jq -r '.assets | . | select(.name|test("\\\.deb$")) | .browser_download_url'`
(you need jq superior to 1.4)
Roswell is available in the FreeBSD ports tree. To install it system-wide
$ cd /usr/ports/devel/roswell $ sudo make install
To avoid system-wide installation, simply define a
PREFIX (must be an absolute path)
$ cd /usr/ports/devel/roswell $ sudo make PREFIX=/usr/home/<username>/.local install
$ scoop install roswell
Or, if you want to do it manually, just follow the link corresponding to your environment at the latest release page.
- Latest release
Building from Source
Instructions for a system-wide installation follows. The
./configure script has several useful options, see
./configure --help for details. Note this instruction is for Debian based Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.).
On Debian/Ubuntu, in a nutshell:
sudo apt-get -y install git build-essential automake libcurl4-openssl-dev git clone -b release https://github.com/roswell/roswell.git cd roswell sh bootstrap ./configure make sudo make install ros setup
On some versions,
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev may also be necessary.
To avoid system-wide installation,
git clone -b release https://github.com/roswell/roswell.git cd roswell sh bootstrap ./configure --prefix=$HOME/.local make make install echo 'PATH=$HOME/.local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.profile PATH=$HOME/.local/bin:$PATH ros setup
(for more details see Local installation)
On a Red Hat based Linux (Fedora, CentOS), replace the first line with
sudo dnf install automake libcurl-develor
sudo yum install automake libcurl-devel(git, make, etc. are installed by default on these Linux).
- On CentOS
sudo yum install zlib-develmay also be necessary.
On FreeBSD replace the first line with
sudo pkg install git automake curl.
You may also need to set the include and library search paths prior to running
LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib/" CFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include/" ./configure
With nix (NixOS's package manager) you can compile with this command:
nix-shell -p autoconf automake curl --command 'sh -c "./bootstrap && ./configure && make"'