The best way to install crux (aka mir-verifier) is to follow the instructions on crux’s GitHub page.

For convenience, instructions for installing crux and its dependencies are provided below.

[Note: the instructions here are probably out of date. We don’t test with crux often enough to spot when things change.]

We are going to install Haskell, Rust, mir-json, Yices and crux.

Where possible apt is used. Everything else is installed under $HOME.

Installing Haskell

sudo apt install cabal-install ghc
cabal new-update
cabal user-config update

Make sure PATH includes $HOME/.cabal/bin.

Installing Rust

Install rust using rustup. mir-json requires nightly-2020-03-22 so we will get that.

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh
rustup toolchain install nightly-2020-03-22 --force
rustup default nightly-2020-03-22
rustup component add --toolchain nightly-2020-03-22 rustc-dev

Make sure PATH includes $HOME/.cargo/bin.

Install mir-json

git clone
cd mir-json
RUSTC_WRAPPER=./ cargo install --locked

Install Yices

git clone
cd yices2
./configure --prefix="$HOME/.local"
make install

Make sure PATH includes $HOME/.local/bin

Building Crux

git clone
cd mir-verifier
git submodule update --init
cabal v2-build
cabal v2-install crux-mir

Shell init script

Add the following lines to your shell init script (assuming crux was cloned into $HOME/mir-verifier).

export PATH=$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/.cabal/bin:$HOME/.cargo/bin:$PATH
export CRUX_RUST_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/mir-verifier/rlibs


Run crux’s test suite:

cd mir-verifier
cabal v2-test
# [...]
# All 254 tests passed (322.16s)
# Test suite test: PASS
# Test suite logged to:
# [...]
# 1 of 1 test suites (1 of 1 test cases) passed.