author huffman
Wed, 20 Jun 2007 05:18:39 +0200
changeset 23431 25ca91279a9b
parent 17547 b0d70cf4ed18
child 24797 3bc50959c7f0
permissions -rw-r--r--
change simp rules for of_nat to work like int did previously (reorient of_nat_Suc, remove of_nat_mult [simp]); preserve original variable names in legacy int theorems

Isabelle installation notes

1) System installation

The Isabelle distribution includes both complete sources and
precompiled binary packages for common Unix platforms.

Quick installation

Ready-to-go packages are provided for the ML compiler and runtime
system, the Isabelle sources, and some major object-logics.  A minimal
site installation of Isabelle on Linux/x86 works like this:

  tar -C /usr/local -xzf Isabelle.tar.gz
  tar -C /usr/local -xzf polyml_x86-linux.tar.gz
  tar -C /usr/local -xzf HOL_x86-linux.tar.gz

The install prefix given above may be changed as appropriate.  By
default the ML system (and other contributed packages) are expected in
any of the following locations:

  1) [ISABELLE_HOME]/contrib
  4) /usr/local
  3) /usr/share
  5) /opt

This may be changed by editing [ISABELLE_HOME]/etc/settings manually.

The installation may be finished as follows:

  ./bin/isatool install -p /usr/local/bin

The install utility creates global references to the present Isabelle
installation, enabling users to invoke the Isabelle executables
without explicit path names.  Incidently, this is the only place where
a static reference to [ISABELLE_HOME] is created; thus isatool install
has to be run again whenever the Isabelle distribution is moved later.

Compiling logics

The Isabelle.tar.gz archive already contains all Isabelle sources (and
documentation).  Precompiled object-logics are provided for

Assuming proper configuration of the underlying ML system
(cf. Isabelle's etc/settings), further object-logics may be compiled
like this:


Special object-logic targets may be specified as follows:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/build -m HOL-Algebra HOL

2) User installation

Running the Isabelle binaries

Users may invoke the Isabelle binaries (isatool, isabelle, Isabelle)
directly from their location within the distribution directory
[ISABELLE_HOME] like this:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin/isabelle HOL

This starts an interactive Isabelle session within the current text
terminal.  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin may be put into the shell's search
PATH.  An alternative is to create global references to the Isabelle
executables as follows:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin/isatool install -p ~/bin

Note that the site-wide Isabelle installation may already provide
Isabelle executables in some global bin directory (such as