Major Release

The following packages contain the latest major-number release of sac2c.

Package Compatibility

Releases have been tested on specific operating system versions. Though some packages can be installed on newer or older systems, we advise against doing this. If you find a problem, please contact us (see at bottom of page of how to do this).

The packages below have been build against the following libraries which need to be available on the system in order to install the compiler:

  1. CUDA 8.0
  2. HWLOC
Debian 7 (x64)
Debian 8 (x64)
Generic Linux (x64)
MacOS X 10.12 (x64)
RHEL 6 (x64)
RHEL 7 (x64)
Ubuntu 14 (x64)
Ubuntu 16 (x64)


We also have some user-contributed packages — as these are packages outwith the project, we can not provide any support on these. Please communicate with the package maintainers.

OS External Link
ArchLinux via AUR

Weeklies --- Bleeding-Edge Release


These packages are of the most recent (bleeding-edge) state of the compiler. They are provided on a best-effort basis, but it is highly likely that the packages (and compiler) might not work correctly and negatively impact your system. You have been warned!

Linux (x64)
RHEL 6 (x64)
RHEL 7 (x64)
Ubuntu 14.04 (x64)
Ubuntu 16.04 (x64)


RPM (RedHat Based distributions)

The rpm release of the compiler is designed to be installed on RedHat based distributions of Linux (e.g. RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, etc.) using the rpm tool set.


$ sudo rpm --install sac2c-VERSION-RELEASE.rpm

DEB (Debian based distributions)

The deb package is meant to be installed on Debian based distributions (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu, etc.) using the dpkg tool set.


$ sudo dpkg --install sac-VERSION-RELEASE.deb

Pkg (Apple MacOS)

The pkg is a installer that will place the SaC files in the correct location on your system. Symbolic links to the SaC binaries are created in /usr/local/bin for your convenience.

The SaC binaries are postfixed by their release type (production or debug), so there is a sac2c_p and sac2c_d respectively, sac2c is simply a link to sac2c_p.


  1. Double click the downloaded pkg file
  2. A dialog box should appear that will guide you through the install process
  3. Confirm that you agree with our license, and click Install to install SaC
  4. The binary sac2c_p should be in your PATH

TAR.GZ (Unix-like operating systems)

The .tar.gz archive is intended for arbitrary installs, meaning that if you can't install sac2c using one of the other packages due to system permissions, you can use this archive to install it under you home-directory. The libraries of the compiler can be placed anywhere so long as the sac2c binary (and related) know where to find them. For this reason the archive provides the sac2c binary (and related) as source code to be compiled by the end-user.

For simplicities sake, an install script is provided. It supports several flags, but the most important one is -i to indicate where you want to install everything (for example ~/.local).

Installation of the compiler is as simple as extracting from the archive:

$ mkdir ~/temp_extract && cd ~/temp_extract
$ tar -xzf sac2c-VERSION-RELEASE.tar.gz
$ nano README                            # if you want more information on the install
$ bash ./ -i INSTALL_DIR       # and thats it
$ cd ~ && rm -rf temp_extract


Interested in contributing to the project? You can do so in several ways, by either telling us about bugs or by contributing code to the project.

Reporting bugs

Head over to the community page and follow the guidelines there on how to submit a bug.

Contributing code

  • Create an account on this site by registering,
  • and send an email to indicating that you'd like to have access to the compiler sources.