There are currently two ways to get started with Ligo. You can choose to use a Docker image, or to install packages for your Debian Linux distribution.
Dockerized installation (recommended)
🐳 You can find instructions on how to install Docker here.
It's easiest to use LIGO through one of its Docker images. You have two options:
- Use our installation script to set up a globally available LIGO executable (see below). This manages the Docker bits for you.
- Use the Docker image available at Docker Hub. This lets you run multiple versions and keep your installation(s) self contained, but requires more familiarity with Docker.
Sources for the image can be found on GitLab. If this is your first time using Docker, you probably want to set up a global LIGO executable as shown below.
Setting up a globally available
You can install additional ligo versions by replacing
nextwith the desired version number
Download the latest binaries here: https://gitlab.com/ligolang/ligo/pipelines/85536879/builds or get the latest pre-release:
# next (pre-release)curl https://gitlab.com/ligolang/ligo/raw/dev/scripts/installer.sh | bash -s "next"
Verify your ligo installation by running:
Static Linux binary
ligo executable is statically linked. It should run on most modern Linux distributions.
To use it, get it here, make it executable, you're done!
wget https://ligolang.org/bin/linux/ligochmod +x ./ligo
Optionally, you can put it somewhere in your
PATH for easy access:
sudo cp ./ligo /usr/local/bin
Debian Linux package installation
.deb package containing the static
ligo executable is also available.
First download the package, and then install using:
sudo apt install ./ligo.deb
Important: LIGO is currently being released on a rolling release schedule. This means that you always get the latest development features. You can find our rolling builds at the CI.