futhark-pkg add PKGPATH [X.Y.Z]
futhark-pkg init PKGPATH
futhark-pkg remove PKGPATH
This tool is used to modify the package manifest (
download the required packages it describes.
futhark-pkg is not a
build system; you will still need to compile your Futhark code with
the usual compilers. The only purpose of
futhark-pkg is to
download code (and perform other package management utility tasks).
This manpage is not a general introduction to package management in
Futhark; see the User’s Guide for that.
futhark-pkg subcommands will modify only two locations in the
file system (relative to the current working directory): the
futhark.pkg file, and the contents of
lib/. When modifying
futhark-pkg constructs the new version in
and backs up the old version in
should fail for any reason, you can recover the old state by moving
lib~old back. These temporary directories are erased if
futhark-pkg finishes without errors.
futhark-pkg sync and
futhark-pkg init subcommands are
the only ones that actually modifies
lib/; the others modify only
futhark.pkg and require you to manually run
Most commands take a
--verbose option that makes
futhark-pkg write running diagnostics to stderr.
futhark-pkg add PKGPATH [X.Y.Z]¶
Add the specified package of the given minimum version as a
futhark.pkg. If no version is provided, the newest
one is used. If the package is already required in
the new version requirement will replace the old one.
Note that adding a package does not automatically download it. Run
futhark-pkg sync to do that.
Verify that the
futhark.pkg is valid, that all required packages
are available in the indicated versions. This command does not check
that these versions contain well-formed code. If a package path is
futhark.pkg, also checks that
.fut files are
located at the expected location in the file system.
futhark-pkg init PKGPATH¶
Create a new
futhark.pkg defining a package with the given package
path, and initially no requirements.
futhark.pkg file, while retaining any comments.
futhark-pkg remove PKGPATH¶
Remove a package from
futhark.pkg. Does not remove it from the
lib/ directory with the packages listed in
futhark.pkg. Warning: this will delete everything in
that does not relate to a file listed in
futhark.pkg, as well as
any local modifications.
Upgrade all package requirements in
futhark.pkg to the newest
futhark-pkg versions PKGPATH¶
Print all available versions for the given package path.
It is possible to use
futhark-pkg with packages that have not yet
made proper releases. This is done via pseudoversions of the form
0.0.0-yyyymmddhhmmss+commitid. The timestamp is not verified
against the actual commit. The timestamp ensures that newer commits
take precedence if multiple packages depend on a commit version for
the same package. If
futhark-pkg add is given a package with no
releases, the most recent commit will be used. In this case, the
timestamp is merely set to the current time.
Commit versions are awkward and fragile, and should not be relied upon. Issue proper releases (even experimental 0.x version) as soon as feasible. Released versions also always take precedence over commit versions, since any version number will be greater than 0.0.0.
Create a new package that will be hosted at
futhark-pkg init github.com/sturluson/edda
Add a package dependency:
futhark-pkg add github.com/sturluson/hattatal
Download the dependencies:
And then you’re ready to start hacking! (Except that these packages do not actually exist.)
lib/ directory is populated with transitive dependencies
as well, it is possible for a package to depend unwittingly on one of
the dependencies of its dependencies, without the
There is no caching of zipballs and version lists between invocations, so the network traffic can be rather heavy.