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Compile From Source

Producing a release requires Go 1.11 or newer and Python 3 + pip3 + docs/requirements.txt for the Sphinx documentation. A tutorial to install Go is available over at Python and pip3 should probably be installed via your distro’s package manager.


cd to/your/zrepl/checkout python3 -m venv3 source venv3/bin/activate ./ devsetup make release # build artifacts are available in ./artifacts/release

The Python venv is used for the documentation build dependencies. If you just want to build the zrepl binary, leave it out and use ./ godep instead.

Alternatively, you can use the Docker build process: it is used to produce the official zrepl binary releases and serves as a reference for build dependencies and procedure:

cd to/your/zrepl/checkout
# make sure your user has access to the docker socket
make release-docker
# if you want .deb or .rpm packages, invoke the follwoing
# targets _after_ you invoked release-docker
make deb-docker
make rpm-docker
# build artifacts are available in ./artifacts/release
# packages are available in ./artifacts


It is your job to install the built binary in the zrepl users’s $PATH, e.g. /usr/local/bin/zrepl. Otherwise, the examples in the quick-start guides may need to be adjusted.