There are currently two ways to get started with Ligo, both of those will allow you to use the Ligo CLI with your contracts. You can choose to use either a Docker image, or to compile & build the Ligo CLI yourself.
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, the first is to use our installation script to set up a globally available LIGO executable (see below). This manages the Docker bits for you. The second is to directly 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 required version number
# next (pre-release) curl https://gitlab.com/ligolang/ligo/raw/dev/scripts/installer.sh | bash -s "next"
Verify your ligo installation by running:
Manual installation (advanced)
For now, please refer to the steps described in the Dockerfile.