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How to install Rill


You can install rill using our installation script:

curl -s | bash

Verify that the installation succeeded:

rill --help

Nightly Releases

On both macOS and Linux, you can install the latest nightly build using the installation script:

curl -s | bash -s -- --nightly

Note for macOS users: If you previously installed Rill using brew, the brew-managed binary will take precedent. You can remove it by running brew uninstall rill.

Rill on Windows using WSL

To install Rill on Windows, you'll first need to install WSL and one dependency in your WSL environment. To install WSL, please refer to Microsoft's documentation.

We have verified that Rill runs on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Other distributions and versions may work, but are not tested. You can install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with the following PowerShell command:

wsl --install -d Ubuntu-22.04

Once you have installed WSL and logged in to your Linux instance, you just need to install the unzip package to use Rill's curl installer. This can be done from the Linux command line with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unzip

With unzip installed, you're ready to install Rill. Just run:

curl -s <> | bash

Manual install

You can download platform-specific binaries from our releases page on Github. A manual download will not make Rill Developer globally accessible, so you'll need to reference the full path of the binary when executing CLI commands.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I upgrade Rill to the latest version?

If you installed Rill using the installation script described above, you can upgrade by running rill upgrade or by re-running the installation script.

Rill cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

This occurs when Rill binary is downloaded via browser. You need to change the permissions to make it executable and remove it from Apple Developer identification quarantine. Below CLI commands will help you to do that:

chmod a+x rill
xattr -d ./rill

Error - This macOS version is not supported. Please upgrade.

Rill uses duckDB internally which requires a newer macOS version. Please upgrade your macOS version to 10.14 or higher.