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.
- Intel GNU/Linux 32/64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.15 or higher (like Ubuntu 12 or later, Debian 8 or later, RedHat/CentOS 7 later, Fedora 20 or later, etc)
- Arm GNU/Linux 32/64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.23 or higher (like Ubuntu 16 or later, Debian 9 or later, RedHat/CentOS 8 or later, Fedora 24 or later, etc)
- Intel Windows 32/64-bit: Windows 7 with the Universal C Runtime (UCRT), Windows 8, Windows 10
- Intel macOS 64-bit: 10.13 or later
The full details of installing the xPack LLVM clang on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.
xpm tool available, installing
the latest version of the package and adding it as
a dependency for a project is quite easy:
cd my-project xpm init # Only at first use. xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/clang@latest ls -l xpacks/.bin
To install this specific version, use:
xpm install @email@example.com
It is also possible to install Meson Build globally, in the user home folder, but this requires xPack aware tools to automatically identify them and manage paths.
xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/clang@latest
To remove the links from the current project:
cd my-project xpm uninstall @xpack-dev-tools/clang
To completely remove the package from the global store:
xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/clang
The xPack LLVM clang generally follows the official LLVM clang releases.
The current version is based on:
- LLVM clang version 12.0.1, from July 8th, 2021.
Compared to the upstream, there are no functional 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
libexec folder (or in the same folder as the executable for Windows).
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.
Please note that previous versions, up to mid-2020, used
has a priority lower than
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and does not tolerate setting
it in the environment.
Similarly, on macOS, the dynamic libraries are adjusted with
otool to use a
The original documentation is available in the
The binaries for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS and Intel & Arm GNU/Linux) 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.
The scripts used to build this distribution are in:
For the prerequisites and more details on the build procedure, please see the How to build page.
Before publishing, a set of simple tests were performed on an exhaustive set of platforms. The results are available from:
The binaries were tested on a variety of platforms, but mainly to check the integrity of the build, not the compiler functionality.
The SHA-256 hashes for the files are:
c89264fcb7045421f897c3beb1d70b510aab2ee33d9a9d123a18b73e3f8b72c3 xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-darwin-x64.tar.gz 3844fb7a70d519722b07bba4c4846ffa7cba8f3b19440746c2db1145b31e7993 xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-linux-arm.tar.gz a5005d804700cf02f88d37bd53cff72ed788487326538f80a35c314fa11d5919 xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-linux-arm64.tar.gz 5945a56690f9c2d39f822305a3d2f01429d6a7bc4e745a722bdfaad2623e3022 xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-linux-ia32.tar.gz 2645701c746a8ba49ddf6b3223acae99bef449ffb23b2a71f8b1364e61ab710c xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-linux-x64.tar.gz 82d42ea1d81462bdda1f36b8bb0dc4f00d31764ea559c112b6d5d8d226c03762 xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-win32-ia32.zip a6417c60ae33b41844ed84185f017c056a4c35116e8c87566222f56b024035e3 xpack-clang-12.0.1-1-win32-x64.zip
Support for 32-bit Intel Linux and Intel Windows will most probably be dropped in 2022. Support for 32-bit Arm Linux will be preserved for a while, due to the large user base of 32-bit Raspberry Pi systems.
Linux minimum requirements
Support for RedHat 7 will most probably be dropped in 2022, and the minimum requirement will be raised to GLIBC 2.27, available starting with Ubuntu 18 and RedHat 8.
- GitHub xpack-dev-tools/clang-xpack
- this release
- all xPack releases
- individual file counters (grouped per release)
- npmjs.com @xpack-dev-tools/clang