Portable Rust installation
March 15, 2015
The recommended Rust installation method is to
rustup.sh script and pipe it into
sh. The script will then
ask for root permissions and install stuff globally. You’ll never see me
pipe unknown stuff from the network into
I don’t get that new
curl foodotcom/setup | shtrend, do you want to fuck up your OS? Because that’s how you fuck up your OS.
And even when manually downloading and extracting the binaries, we still
need to run a 1000 lines
install.sh script doing again stuff as root.
However, it turns out to be trivial to use Rust without installing anything globally, nor running big shell scripts as root.
First, get the binaries according to your system, and the Rust version
you want. For me (nightly 64-bit Linux binaries) and extract the archive
(I like to put it in
wget https://static.rust-lang.org/dist/rust-nightly-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz tar xf rust-nightly-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz mv rust-nightly-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu rust
Then, just export the appropriate environment variables (do this from
~/.profile or equivalent to have it set up automatically). No
need to install anything globally!
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/opt/rust/rustc/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export PATH=~/opt/rust/rustc/bin:$PATH export PATH=~/opt/rust/cargo/bin:$PATH