NOTE: From time to time we may provide so-called incremental
releases of ACL2. Please follow the recent changes
to this page link on the ACL2 home page for more
Easy Install for Linux/Unix/MacOS
NOTE: A quicker and even easier install may be possible, by
instead obtaining a pre-built binary
distribution if one is available for your platform. Otherwise:
You now have an ACL2 executable called
acl2.tar.gz into a new directory, say
- Execute the following to create directory
tar xfz acl2.tar.gz
- Obtain a Common Lisp implementation if you don't
already have one.
- Build by connecting to your
and typing the following, which may take a few minutes to complete.
Note: You will need Gnu make. We have seen
problems with Version 3.81 of that utility, so if you encounter
errors, please consider our instructions for downloading and
installing GNU make version 3.80.
- Certify books (this may take a few hours; you can speed this up
with the option
-j N if you have an N-core machine, N>1):
saved_acl2 (from step 4)
and access to certified distributed books (from step 5). Enjoy!
Note: There are many other books available from ACL2 workshops,
THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE ALL THAT YOU
NEED. Otherwise, read on....