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Julia Installer 4 Linux(and MacOS) - Light

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The Python fork of JILL - Julia Installer 4 Linux (and MacOS) - Light


  • download latest Julia release from nearest mirror server. Check sources for the list of all registered mirrors.
  • install julia for Linux and MacOS (including nightly build: latest)
  • easily set up a new release mirror 🚧


pip install jill --user -U

Note that Python >= 3.6 is required.

Basic usage examples

  • download:
    • latest stable release for current system: jill download
    • latest 1.y version: jill download 1
    • latest 1.3.z version: jill download 1.3
    • from specific upstream: jill download --upstream Official
    • specific release version: jill download --version 1.3.0
    • specific system: jill download --sys freebsd
    • specific architecture: jill download --arch i686
    • download Julia to specific dir: jill download --outdir another/dir
  • install Julia for current system:
    • system-wide: sudo jill install (make symlink in /usr/bin)
    • only for current user: jill install (make symlink in ~/.local/bin)
    • don't need interactive promopt: jill install --confirm
  • check if there're new Julia versions:
    • jill update
    • add --update flag to download or install commands
  • find out all registered upstreams: jill upstream
  • check the not-so-elaborative documentation: jill [COMMAND] -h (e.g., jill download -h)


jill mirror [outdir]:

  1. checks if there're new julia releases
  2. downloads all releases Julia releases into outdir (default ./julia_pkg)
  3. (Optional): with flag --period PERIOD, it will repeat step 1 and 2 every PERIOD seconds

You can create a mirror.json in current folder to override the default mirror behaviors. The mirror configuration example shows the default values for all possible configurable items.

Register new mirror

If it's an public mirror and you want to share it worldwide. You can add an entry to the public registry, make a PR, then I will tag a new release for that.

If it's an internal mirror and you don't plan to make it public, you can create a config file at ~/.config/jill/sources.json locally. The contents will be appended to the public registry and overwrite already existing items if there are.

In the registry config file, a new mirror is a dictionary in the upstream field:

  • name: a distinguishable mirror name
  • urls: URL template to retrive Julia release
  • latest_urls: URL template to retrive the nightly build of Julia release


Placeholders are used to register new mirrors. For example, the stable release url of the "Official" release server owned by JuliaComputing is "$sys/$arch/$minor_version/$filename"

There're several predefined placeholders for various systems and architectures:

  • system: windows, macos, linux, freebsd
  • sys: winnt, mac, linux, freebsd
  • os: win, mac, linux, freebsd
  • architecture: x86_64, i686, ARMv7, ARMv8
  • arch: x86, x64, armv7l, aarch64
  • osarch: win32, win64, mac64, linux-armv7l, linux-aarch64
  • osbit: win32, win64, linux32, linux64, linuxaarch64
  • bit: 32, 64
  • extension: exe, tar.gz, dmg (no leading .)

There're also placeholders for versions:

  • patch_version: 1.2.3, latest
  • minor_version: 1.2, latest
  • major_version: 1
  • version: v1.2.3-pre, latest
  • vpatch_version: v1.2.3, latest
  • vminor_version: v1.2, latest
  • vmajor_version: v1, latest

To keep consistent names with official releases, you can use predefined name placeholders:

  • stable release filename: julia-$patch_version-$osarch.$extension
  • nightly release latest_filename: "julia-latest-$osbit.$extension"

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