You can install open62541 using the well known make install command. This allows you to use pre-built libraries and headers for your own project.
To override the default installation directory use cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/some/path. Based on the SDK Features you selected, as described in Build Options, these features will also be included in the installation. Thus we recommend to enable as many non-experimental features as possible for the installed binary.
The recommended cmake options for a default installation are:
git submodule update --init --recursive mkdir build && cd build cmake -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo -DUA_NAMESPACE_ZERO=FULL .. make sudo make install
This will enable the following features in 0.4:
The following features are not enabled and can be optionally enabled using the build options as described in Build Options:
We strongly recommend to not use UA_ENABLE_AMALGAMATION=ON for your installation. This will only generate a single open62541.h header file instead of the single header files. We encourage our users to use the non-amalgamated version to reduce the header size and simplify dependency management.
In your own CMake project you can then include the open62541 library using:
# optionally you can also specify a specific version # e.g. find_package(open62541 1.0.0) find_package(open62541 REQUIRED COMPONENTS Events FullNamespace) add_executable(main main.cpp) target_link_libraries(main open62541::open62541)
A full list of enabled features during build time is stored in the CMake Variable open62541_COMPONENTS_ALL
Github allows you to download a specific branch as .zip package. Just using this .zip package for open62541 will likely fail:
- CMake uses git describe --tags to automatically detect the version string. The .zip package does not include any git information
- Specific options during the build stack require additional git submodules which are not inlined in the .zip
Therefore we provide packaging branches. They have the prefix pack/ and are automatically updated to match the referenced branch.
Here are some examples:
These pack branches have inlined submodules and the version string is hardcoded. If you need to build from source but do not want to use git, use these specific pack versions.
You can always find prebuild binaries for every release on our Github Release Page.
Nightly single file releases for Linux and Windows of the last 50 commits can be found here: https://open62541.org/releases/
OS Specific packages¶
Debian packages can be found in our official PPA:
- Daily Builds (based on master branch): https://launchpad.net/~open62541-team/+archive/ubuntu/daily
- Release Builds (starting with Version 0.4): https://launchpad.net/~open62541-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Install them with:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:open62541-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libopen62541-dev
Arch packages are available in the AUR