Storm depends on several other tools. Partly, they are packed with Storm. This page describes dependencies which are assumed to be present on the target system. We both give a general list, as well as operating system specific hints how to install them.



For the compilation step, a C++14-compliant compiler is required. Storm is known to work with

Newer versions of these compilers will probably work, but are not tested. In particular, the following list of compilers is known to not work.

General Dependencies

The following two lists provide an overview over the required and recommended dependencies of Storm. Required dependencies are absolutely essential for Storm to be compiled and must be installed. Recommended dependencies are optional, but not installing them may severely limit the offered functionality.



Supported Operating Systems

Currently, we provide support for

which are known to enable the easy installation of Storm. Other Linux distributions are likely to work too, but it may take significant effort to get the required versions of the dependencies up and running. For example, thanks to Joachim Klein, there is a script that installs Storm and some crucial dependencies on Debian 8 “Jessie”.

Note that in particular Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” is not supported anymore as the shipped GCC version is too old.

In the following, we will detail all dependencies of Storm and how to install them on the supported platforms.

OS specific preparations

We collected some platform specific hints to ease the installation of Storm on the supported operating systems. Since Storm has some optional dependencies that enhance it’s functionality, and some dependencies that are strictly required, we show how to install both the required and recommended dependencies. The installation instructions of the recommended dependencies are to be understood incrementally, i.e. in addition to the required dependencies.

macOS 10.12 “Sierra” and higher

First of all, you need to download and install Xcode and its command line utilities to have the suitable command line tools. For more details, we refer to this tutorial.

Furthermore, we recommend the usage of Homebrew to install the missing packages, but MacPorts might (at some point) have the desired dependencies as well.

Debian 9 “Stretch”

Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” and higher