Manual Installation and SVN (pre 3.0)

Manual Install

Windows user can refer to a more detailed version at Installing Haxe on Windows.

1. Download and extract one of the below:

2. Download and extract the Neko binaries from NekoVM website

3. Set environment variables:

  • HAXE_LIBRARY_PATH to the absolute path of the std folder of Haxe. eg. D:\haxe-2.10-win\std:. (the ' :. ' part is important)
  • HAXEPATH to the absolute path of the extracted folder of Haxe. eg. D:\haxe-2.10-win
  • NEKOPATH to the absolute path of the extracted folder of Neko. eg. D:\neko-1.8.2-win
  • Add %HAXEPATH%;%NEKOPATH%; to the PATH environment variable of your operating system.

To check if the haxe executable can be found, open Command Prompt (Terminal) and enter

It should print out the info of Haxe:
Haxe Compiler 2.10 - (c)2005-2012 Motion-Twin
 Usage : haxe.exe -main <class> [-swf|-js|-neko|-php|-cpp|-cs|-java|-as3] <output> [options]
 Options :
-cp <path> : add a directory to find source files
(The rest of the options are omitted for brevity.)

4. If you have this error when trying to run neko

neko: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

And you're running Ubuntu Linux (I don't know about other distros, but the idea is the same). Follow these steps:

  • Go to /etc/ directory
  • Create a new file named neko.conf and write the full path to your neko installation, for example /home/foo/bar/neko. Save it.
  • Run sudo ldconfig

Building from source

SVN Builds

See Haxe 3 Release Notes

Linux installation using the NME installation script

On linux machines, Haxe and Neko can also been installed using Joshua Granick's installation script for Haxe NME. The script can be downloaded from the HaxeNME download page by selecting the Linux download link. Untar the file
tar -zxvf NME-3.x.x-Beta-Linux.tar.gz
and run the extracted shellscript using bash:
This will install the latest versions of Haxe and Neko together with HXCPP, NME and some other libraries.


APT repository

Using the version from the official repositories

Official version
Haxe is available from the official Ubuntu repositories, but this version can be out of date. To get a more recent version install a ppa.
To install haxe, run from command line:
sudo apt-get install haxe 

Using a Personal Package Archive

PPA version
The following commands will add the PPA, update your list to include this PPA, and then install the latest version of haxe:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eyecreate/haxe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install haxe 


If this is the first time you've installed Haxe, you will also need to setup Haxelib.
Execute the following commands and choose the default option when prompted.
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/haxe/lib
sudo haxelib setup

RPM Specification

Haxe and NekoVM are available as RPM Specifications for Fedora, OpenSUSE, etc. Using these you can build a package for Haxe and NekoVM from source. Please go here for more information.

AUR (ArchLinux User Repository)

Haxe is available from the ArchLinux User Repository.
haxe package details
yaourt -S haxe
If you prefer more recent version, please try this:
haxe-git package details
yaourt -S haxe-git

If you need Haxe v2, please try this package instead.
haxe2 package details
yaourt -S haxe2

version #19801, modified 2013-09-30 09:02:13 by TopHattedCoder