For some systems, preCICE is available in form of a pre-build package or a package recipe. This section lists systems and instructions on how to install these packages.


You can download version-specific Ubuntu (Debian) packages from each GitHub release. To install, simply open it in your software center.

Alternatively, download & install it from the command line. For Ubuntu 20.04 (focal):

sudo apt install ./libprecice2_2.4.0_focal.deb

We support the latest two Ubuntu LTS versions, as well as the latest normal Ubuntu release. Check the official release-cyle for more information and the version code names. As an example, change focal to hirsute for 21.04, groovy for 20.10, or to bionic for 18.04.

Is a newer preCICE release out and we have not yet updated the above links? Please edit this page.

Arch Linux / Manjaro

We maintain a package in the Arch User Repository. Please have a look at the official AUR wiki page to find out how to install it.

The community also maintains a development version and several other packages.

Something else

For other systems you need to either use Spack or build from source.

Community efforts

These packages are maintained by the preCICE community and may be occasionally outdated or not fully working. However, we appreciate the effort and you may be able to contribute to them.