Installing Gaffer

The Gaffer package is a self-contained directory, so you will need to manually install it, and later manually configure it, if necessary. Once extracted, the Gaffer directory contains the complete application, ready for use.


In keeping with Linux/macOS best practices, we will demonstrate how to install Gaffer in the /opt/ directory. However, you could install it to any location on your file system to which you have write and execute access.

Installing in Linux

To install Gaffer in Linux:

  1. Download the latest Linux package of Gaffer.

  2. Open a terminal.

  3. Extract the archive:

    user@desktop ~ $ cd ~/Downloads
    user@desktop ~/Downloads $ sudo tar -xzf gaffer- -C /opt/

Gaffer is now installed to /opt/gaffer-

Installing in macOS

To install Gaffer in macOS:

  1. Download the latest macOS package of Gaffer.

  2. Open the terminal (Finder > Go > Utilities > Terminal).

  3. Extract the archive:

    MacBook:~ user$ cd ~/Downloads
    MacBook:~/Downloads user$ tar -xzf gaffer- -C /opt/

Gaffer is now installed to /opt/gaffer-

See also