Installing the Linux Tarball

This method uses virtualenv to install leela.


  • python2
  • virtualenv
  • ghc7
  • cabal

On arch linux, the above can be fulfilled using pacman:

$ pacman -S python2-virtualenv cabal-install

Now, download the latest release from github and build it:

$ wget -Oleela-v2x.tar.gz
$ tar -xf leela-v2x.tar.gz
$ cd leela-2.x
$ make bootstrap
$ make dist-build

And install it:

$ root=/opt/leela
$ make dist-install root=$root

You should check the configuration file [= $root/etc/leela.conf] and make sure everything checks out. After that, start the service.

$ $root/etc/init.d/leela start