Compiling for x86_64

x86_64 Compiler Toolset

Building the x86_64 compiler toolset is quite easy and involves generating GCC binaries for your platform. For a complete list of flags for the configure script, see Haiku’s Configure Options.

x86_64 exclusively uses gcc8, this differs from our 32-bit x86_gcc2 builds which include both gcc2 (for BeOS compatibility) and gcc8 as a secondary architecture.

From the Haiku source directory, run the following to compile the build tools (be sure to adjust the options to match your build environment):

Working in a clean build directory:

mkdir generated.x86_64; cd generated.x86_64
../configure --cross-tools-source ../../buildtools --build-cross-tools x86_64

Working in the top level:

./configure --cross-tools-source ../buildtools --build-cross-tools x86_64

x86_64 Haiku Builds

Please ensure that you have obtained a copy of Haiku’s source code as described in Get the Haiku Source Code if you have not already done so.

These builds require a valid x86_64 compiler toolset (see above), and might also need additional software packages installed – see the pre-requisite software page for more details.

The following commands should be run in the same directory as the one you ran ./configure on.

Anyboot (.iso) images

This is the standard build which results in a live ISO that can be burned to an optical disc, or that can be written directly to a USB stick. An anyboot image should work with the overwhelming majority of virtualization software out there.

Build Threads
The 2 in `-j2` stands for the number of CPU cores that should be used. Make sure to modify that number in order to compile Haiku faster.

jam -q -j2 @nightly-anyboot

Raw disk images

This generates a simple raw disk image of Haiku which can be booted directly in a VM or written directly to a USB stick. Raw disk images generally consist of exact, sector-by-sector copies of a disk. It may make sense to use those, for example, if you are using QEMU from a command line interface (CLI).

Build Threads
The 2 in `-j2` stands for the number of CPU cores that should be used. Make sure to modify that number in order to compile Haiku faster.

jam -q -j2 @nightly-raw