Pre-built Binaries

Each Lighthouse release contains several downloadable binaries in the "Assets" section of the release. You can find the releases on Github.

Note: binaries are not yet provided for MacOS or Windows native.


Binaries are supplied for two platforms:

  • x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu: AMD/Intel 64-bit processors (most desktops, laptops, servers)
  • aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu: 64-bit ARM processors (Raspberry Pi 4)

Additionally there is also a -portable suffix which indicates if the portable feature is used:

  • Without portable: uses modern CPU instructions to provide the fastest signature verification times (may cause Illegal instruction error on older CPUs)
  • With portable: approx. 20% slower, but should work on all modern 64-bit processors.


Each binary is contained in a .tar.gz archive. For this example, lets use the v0.2.13 release and assume the user needs a portable x86_64 binary.

Whilst this example uses v0.2.13 we recommend always using the latest release.


  1. Go to the Releases page and select the latest release.
  2. Download the lighthouse-${VERSION}-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-portable.tar.gz binary.
  3. Extract the archive:
    1. cd Downloads
    2. tar -xvf lighthouse-${VERSION}-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz
  4. Test the binary with ./lighthouse --version (it should print the version).
  5. (Optional) Move the lighthouse binary to a location in your PATH, so the lighthouse command can be called from anywhere.
    • E.g., cp lighthouse /usr/bin