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Installing RGBDS on Linux

Using your package manager

Check if RGBDS is available in your distribution's software center or package manager repositories. If a satisfactory version is available, it is a good idea to install from there.

Using our pre-built binaries

  1. Go the latest release (or pick a specific version)
  2. Under "Assets" at the bottom, download rgbds-<version>-linux-x86_64.tar.xz (for example, version 0.7.0 would have rgbds-0.7.0-linux-x86_64.tar.xz)
  3. Extract the .tar.xz file into a new directory, and run as root in that directory. E.g.:
    % mkdir rgbds
    % tar xf rgbds-0.7.0-linux-x86_64.tar.xz -C rgbds
    % cd rgbds
    % sudo ./
  4. Check that RGBDS was correctly installed by running rgbasm -V. It should print out the version number you installed!

If none of these options are suitable to you, build RGBDS from source.