xPack Ninja Build v1.10.1-1 released
The xPack Ninja Build is the xPack distribution of the Ninja build system.
There are separate binaries for Windows (Intel 32/64-bit), macOS (Intel 64-bit) and GNU/Linux (Intel 32/64-bit, Arm 32/64-bit).
The binary files are available from GitHub releases.
The full details of installing the xPack Ninja Build on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.
The easiest way to install Ninja Build is with
by using the binary xPack, available as
To install the latest version available, use:
xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/ninja-build@latest --verbose
To install this specific version, use:
xpm install --global @firstname.lastname@example.org
The xPack Ninja Build is based on the official Ninja, without any changes.
The current version is based on:
- Ninja release 1.10.1 from Aug 18th, 2020.
Compared to the upstream version, there are no changes.
On all platforms the packages are standalone, and expect only the standard runtime to be present on the host.
All dependencies that are build as shared libraries are copied locally in the same folder as the executable.
On GNU/Linux the binaries are adjusted to use a relative path:
$ readelf -d library.so | grep runpath 0x000000000000001d (RPATH) Library rpath: [$ORIGIN]
In the GNU ld.so search strategy, the
the highest priority, higher than
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, so if this later one
is set in the environment, it should not interfere with the xPack binaries.
Similarly, on macOS, the binaries are adjusted with
otool to use a
The original documentation is available from:
Binaries for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux are provided.
The binaries were built using the xPack Build Box (XBB), a set of build environments based on slightly older distributions, that should be compatible with most recent systems.
- Intel GNU/Linux: all binaries were built with GCC 9.3, running in an Ubuntu 12 Docker container
- Arm GNU/Linux: all binaries were built with GCC 9.3, running in an Ubuntu 16 Docker container
- Windows: all binaries were built with mingw-w64 GCC 9.3, running in an Ubuntu 12 Docker container
- macOS: all binaries were built with GCC 9.3, running in a separate folder on macOS 10.10.5.
The scripts used to build this distribution are in:
For the prerequisites and more details on the build procedure, please see the README-MAINTAINER page.
The first set of tests were performed on Travis, by running a simple script to check if the binaries start on a wide range of platforms and distributions:
The SHA-256 hashes for the files are:
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- GitHub xpack-dev-tools/ninja-build-xpack
- this release
- all xPack releases
- individual file counters (grouped per release)
- npmjs.com @xpack-dev-tools/ninja-build
Credit to Shields IO for the badges and to Somsubhra/github-release-stats for the individual file counters.