To build and install Souffle, the following software must be installed:
- Make, Autoconf tools, GNU G++ supporting C++11 and OpenMP (from version 4.8), Bison (from version 3.0.2), Flex, DoxyGen
CLANG++ with OpenMP support can be used as an alternative for G++.
On a Ubuntu/Debian system, following command installs the necessary developer tools to compile and build Soufflé:
sudo apt-get install autoconf automake bison build-essential clang doxygen flex g++ git libncurses5-dev libtool libsqlite3-dev make mcpp python sqlite zlib1g-dev
Support for C++11 is required, which is partly available in Ubuntu 16.04 with g++-4.8. More recent versions of Ubuntu, and Debian 8 and newer, have full support of C++11 with g++-5.0 on.
The Soufflé project follows automake/autoconf conventions for configuring, installing and building software. To configure, build, test, and install the project, type:
cd souffle sh ./bootstrap ./configure make
MAC OS X Build
MAC OS X does not have OpenMP/C++ nor a bison version 3.0.2 or higher installed. We recommend brew to install the required tools to build Soufflé. Run the following commands prior to executing
brew update brew install autoconf automake bison libffi libtool mcpp pkg-config brew reinstall gcc brew link bison --force brew link libffi --force export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/opt/libffi/lib/pkgconfig/
Note: Be careful with the search path for bison, so it points to the correct one. By default, macOS includes bison 2.3 at
/usr/bin/bison, however brew installs the newer version to
/usr/local/bin/bison. This can be done by prepending this directory to the path, however, this can break other systems -
Soufflé is built by
cd souffle export CXX=g++-8 #Your version of g++ may vary export CC=gcc-8 #Your version of gcc may vary ./bootstrap ./configure make
numerous unit tests and regression tests are performed. This may take up to 45min. However, this may be sped up with, for instance:
TESTSUITEFLAGS=-j8 make check
which will run 8 jobs at a time.
If you would like to install Soufflé in your system, specify an installation directory with
./configure --prefix=<install-dir>. The executable, scripts, and header files will be stored in the directory
<install-dir>. Use an absolute path for
to install Soufflé. By setting the path variable
the Soufflé commands
souffle-profile are available to the users.