How to use Rust nightly?


#1

There’s documentation everywhere about nightly, and the software I am trying to use says it requires nightly, but for the life of me I can’t find a straight explanation of how to use nightly?

Note I have rustc and cargo but not Rustup as it does not run on Alpine Linux.


#3

We don’t currently build distributions for x86_64-unknown-linux-musl, so you’ll have to see if whoever is creating the distribution you’re using now builds nightlies as well.


#4

Rustup will run on your system, as long as you have internet connection, curl and a bash.
https://rustup.rs/
You don’t need any superuser rights or anything else, because it installs it into your home dir. With that you can follow the instructions on https://github.com/rust-lang-nursery/rustup.rs#working-with-nightly-rust


#5

Alpine Linux is MUSL-based rather than glibc-based. We don’t build a host toolchain for MUSL Linux right now.