Getting Started: Linux

You have two options: download a pre-built release of the compiler, or building it from source.

Downloading a Release

Run this to download and install the latest release:

$ curl -o austral -L
$ sudo install -m 755 austral /usr/local/bin/austral

Then you can invoke austral from the command line.

Building from Source

First, you need to install opam, the package manager for OCaml. On Debian/Ubuntu, this is simply:

$ sudo apt-get install opam

Then, set up the OCaml compiler environment:

$ opam init
$ opam switch install 4.13.0

Then, download and build Austral:

$ git clone
$ cd austral
$ ./
$ make
$ sudo make install