Installing OR-Tools for C++ from Binary on Linux

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 Introduction

This guide explains how to install OR-Tools for C++ on Linux.

Although these instructions might also work on other Linux variants, we have only tested them on machines meeting the following requirements:

  • Alpine Edge 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Centos 7 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Centos Stream 8 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Debian 10 (buster) 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Debian 11 (bullseye) 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Fedora 33 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Fedora 34 64-bit (x86_64)
  • OpenSuse Leap 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit (x86_64)
  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit (x86_64)

Prerequisites

The following sections describe the prerequisites for installing OR-Tools.

You must install the command line build tools and few dependencies. To do so, open a terminal window and enter:

Alpine Edge

sudo apk add build-base linux-headers cmake xfce-dev-tools

Centos 8

sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'
sudo dnf install zlib-devel

Debian 10

sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev

Installing OR-Tools

Take the following steps to install the OR-Tools library for C++:

Download and extract the binary distribution for your system:

Validate your installation

To test your C++ installations, open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where you unpacked the binary distribution. Then enter the following command:

make test
This runs a selection of examples for OR-Tools. If all the examples run successfully, you are ready to get started with OR-Tools.