DeepDive installation guide

DeepDive runs on Linux or Mac OS X. This document explains how to install DeepDive on your system.

Quick installation

We provide a simple installation method for the following supported systems:

You can install DeepDive and all its dependencies with a single command.

  1. Open your terminal and run this:

    bash <(curl -fsSL

  2. Select deepdive or deepdive_from_release when asked. Choose the latter option if you simply want to install DeepDive without any of its runtime dependencies.

    bash <(curl -fsSL
    ### DeepDive installer for Mac
    + curl -fsSL
    1) deepdive                 5) postgres
    2) deepdive_examples_tests  6) run_deepdive_tests
    3) deepdive_from_release    7) spouse_example
    4) deepdive_from_source
    # Select what to install (enter for all options, q to quit, or a number)? 1

    Here are some more details of each options:

    • For installation with the deepdive option, All runtime dependencies are installed. Note that some steps may ask your password.
    • If you don't have permission to install the dependencies, you may want to use the deepdive_from_release option and ask the system administrator to install DeepDive's runtime dependencies with the following command.

      bash <(curl -fsSL _deepdive_runtime_deps
    • For installation with deepdive_from_source option, extra build dependencies are installed, and DeepDive source tree is cloned at ./deepdive, then executables are installed under ~/local/bin/. You can run tests in DeepDive's source tree to make sure everything will run fine. See the developer's guide for more details.

      cd ./deepdive
      make test
  3. To use the deepdive command on a regular basis, it is recommended to add the following line to your ~/.bash_profile. Otherwise, you need to always type its full path: ~/local/bin/deepdive.

    export PATH=~/local/bin:"$PATH"
  4. Since DeepDive needs a database installation to run correctly. You should use one of the provided installer options:

    • postgres DeepDive works with most of the recent versions of PostgreSQL. However, 9.3+ is recommended to use all functionality.
    • postgres_xl DeepDive works with current release of PostgreSQL-XL, which is based on PostgreSQL 9.2. PL/Python extension is required.
    • greenplum DeepDive works with recent releases of Greenplum, which is based on PostgreSQL 8 that may lack some features that are required by some advanced DeepDive functionality. PL/Python extension is required.
    • mysql DeepDive provides minimal support for MySQL and MySQL Cluster, but PostgreSQL-based databases are strongly recommended.
  5. You can verify whether your installation is correct using the run_deepdive_tests option in the installer. It downloads all examples and tests for the DeepDive release and runs the tests using the installed one. To only download the example applications, use the deepdive_examples_tests option.

Congratulations! DeepDive is now installed on your system, and you can proceed to the next steps.

Installing from source

Using the quick installation method is recommended unless you want to use a development branch or modify DeepDive engine itself. If you still want to build DeepDive from source code yourself, follow the developer's guide.