Soufflé has pre-built packages for Debian and MAC OS X. You find the pre-built packages here.
For Debian systems, the HEAD version of Soufflé can be installed from the Launchpad PPA,
You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:souffle-lang/souffle to your system’s Software Sources using the following instructions:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:souffle-lang/souffle sudo apt-get update
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 make mcpp python
Note that the Ubuntu/Debian version needs to be recent such that G++ 4.8 is part of the standard distribution.
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 libtool mcpp brew reinstall gcc --without-multilib brew link bison --force
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 -
souffle-wave preprocessor crashes in macOS, and requires to overwrite the executable in
src/ with a symlink to
cpp-X. Currently on macOSX, brew installs cpp to
/usr/local/Cellar/gcc/6.2.0/bin/cpp-6. This step must occur after
make, and will be overwritten each time it is built. In order to run the tests after we overwrite
make check in the
tests/ directory instead of running
make check in the the base directory.
In addition, Java JDK is necessary to build the profiler of Soufflé.
Soufflé is built by
cd souffle export CXX=/usr/local/bin/g++-5 export CXXFLAGS=-fopenmp export SOUFFLECPP=/usr/local/bin/cpp-5 sh ./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.