Installing Pike

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You'll find below some instructions for hassle-free Pike install on various platforms. In case you encounter a problem, please write a message containing as much as information as possible to the Pike mailing list.

Compile Code: Instructions on how to compile Pike source code.



Debian binary: install Pike on a Debian system

[create Debian own deb]: compile your own .deb packages

DebianMongerHowto: fix pre 7.6.51-1 Debian installations for using Monger

1.2 Ubuntu

Test Date: 2006-06-27
Pike Version: Pike v7.6 release 61 running Hilfe v3.5

Ubuntu uses the debian package management system (aka apt-get) and offers several different pike packages including version 7.2, 7.4, and 7.6. Ubuntu also divides the different pike modules into different packages but offers a meta-package for each version. This means that when you install the meta-package for the version you wish to use, all the pike modules for that version are installed at that time as well.

To install Pike 7.6 at the command line, type: sudo apt-get install pike7.6

  • For the above to work, you must be root or in the sudoer group.
  • You may install pike through the graphical installers provided by the Ubuntu distribution.
  • The package called 'pike' installs Pike 7.2
Contact:Cody A.W. Somerville

1.3 Fedora

Fedora binary: install Pike on Fedora using binary packages

1.4 Gentoo

Gentoo: Instructions on how to obtain Pike binary.

1.5 Slackware

Slackware: Instructions on how to obtain Pike binary.


2.1 FreeBSD

2.2 OpenBSD

2.3 NetBSD

There does exist a Pike pkgsrc package, but it is for a pretty old version (7.6.66) and it is still a WIP package. I have not been able to compile Pike on NetBSD/i386 6.0.1 from pkgsrc-wip. However, the source from the 7.8.700 release tarball compiles just fine! The only change I made was append a "--prefix" to the "CONFIGUREARGS" variable in the Makefile.

3 MacOS X/darwin

Homebrew contains formulae for Pike. Just type "brew install pike" and you're all set.

Darwin Fink: install Pike on a MacOS X/darwin platform using the Fink packaging system.

Darwin Darwinports: install Pike on a MacOS X/darwin platform using the DarwinPorts packaging system.

MS Windows

Windows binary: install Pike 7.6 on Windows machines<br class="break"/>Windows 98: run Pike on MS Windows 98

Platform X

In case of a platform not listed here or troubleshooting a broken installation, it could be interesting to have a look at the Pikefarm results.

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