Installation: Building From Source
Building from source is advisable generally when you need features that exist in our source that are not in a package. Otherwise, installing from a package is the easiest and most stable way to get up and running.
- Several GB of RAM
- Sierra or High Sierra
- Clang from Xcode Command Line Tools
- GCC 5 or GCC 7
- we only actively support building on distributions we create binary packages for; your mileage may vary on other systems
We only support building with the bundled OCaml; you may need to uninstall
brew unlink on Mac) other ocamlc and ocamlbuild binaries before
If your Linux-based system comes with an earlier GCC, you must build GCC and G++; we script a minimal build for several of our binary packages.
HHVM might build with GCC 4.9, however:
- we are no longer testing this
- HHVM is known to trigger optimization bugs in GCC 4.9
If you haven't already added our apt repositories (e.g. to install binary packages):
$ apt-get update $ apt-get install software-properties-common apt-transport-https $ apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 0xB4112585D386EB94
To install the build dependencies:
$ add-apt-repository -s https://dl.hhvm.com/debian # - or - # $ add-apt-repository -s https://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu $ apt-get update $ apt-get build-dep hhvm-nightly
$ brew tap hhvm/hhvm $ brew deps --include-build hhvm | xargs brew install
It's best to obtain the dependency list from our nightly packaging system, to ensure you're using an
up-to-date list; to do this, search https://github.com/hhvm/packaging/ for
git clone git://github.com/facebook/hhvm.git cd hhvm git submodule update --init --recursive
This will take a long time.
cmake -DMYSQL_UNIX_SOCK_ADDR=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock . make -j [number_of_processor_cores] # eg. make -j 4 sudo make install
If you have built your own GCC, you will need to pass additional options to cmake:
-DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=/path/to/gcc -DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=/path/to/g++ -DSTATIC_CXX_LIB=On
It's fairly common in some environments to work around
opendirectoryd issues by scheduling a cronjob to kill it; if you're doing this, disable it before building HHVM, or you
are likely to get misleading errors such as
/bin/sh: /bin/sh: cannot execute binary file in the middle of the build.
Even when building HHVM from source, it's easiest to use brew to manage the build environment:
$ brew sh
brew sh will drop you into a bash shell in a normalized build environment - e.g.
PATH will be set to include common build tools.
Inside this shell:
# Several of our dependencies are not linked into standard places... # ... some of the `brew sh` wrappers will remove CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS that reference undeclared dependencies export HOMEBREW_DEPENDENCIES="$(brew deps --include-build hhvm | paste -s -d , -)" # ... some of those use pkg-config, and we need to tell it where to look: export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="$(echo "$HOMEBREW_DEPENDENCIES" | tr ',' "\n" | xargs brew --prefix | sed 's,$,/lib/pkgconfig,' | paste -s -d : -)" # ... for others, CMake directly looks for specific files, and we need to tell it where to look too: export CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH="$(echo "$HOMEBREW_DEPENDENCIES" | tr ',' "\n" | xargs brew --prefix | paste -s -d : -)" # Configure. # - If you install MySQL server from Homebrew, it uses /tmp/mysql.sock as the unix socket by default # - set installation prefix for installing side-by-side with homebrew versions (optional) cmake . \ -DMYSQL_UNIX_SOCK_ADDR=/tmp/mysql.sock \ $(brew diy --name=hhvm-local --version=$(date +%Y.%m.%d)) make # you probably want `make -j<number of cores`, e.g. `make -j12` make install
The installed hhvm binary can be found in
If any errors occur, you may have to remove the
CMakeCache.txt file in the checkout.
If your failure was on the
make command, try to correct the error and run
make again, it should restart from the point it stops. If the error persists, try to remove as explained above.
If you want to run the regression tests, you will first need to install some locales. These locales should be sufficient, although may be more than are actually needed:
sudo locale-gen en_EN sudo locale-gen en_UK sudo locale-gen en_US sudo locale-gen en_GB sudo locale-gen de_DE sudo locale-gen fr_FR sudo locale-gen fa_IR sudo locale-gen zh_CN.utf8 sudo locale-gen zh_CN
There are 2 families of regression tests. There are about 5000 tests in all. All tests should pass. It takes about 100 CPU minutes to run them all, but the test runner will run them in parallel, using 1 thread per core:
pushd hphp test/run quick test/run slow popd