Building the minikube binary
- A recent Go distribution (>=1.16)
- If you are on Windows, you’ll need Docker to be installed.
- 4GB of RAM
Additionally, if you are on Fedora, you will need to install
sudo dnf install -y glibc-static
Downloading the source
git clone https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube.git cd minikube
Note: On Windows, this will only work in Git Bash or other terminals that support bash commands.
You can also build platform specific executables like below:
make windows will build the binary for Windows platform
make linux will build the binary for Linux platform
make darwin will build the binary for Darwin/Mac platform
Compiling minikube using Docker
To cross-compile to/from different operating systems:
MINIKUBE_BUILD_IN_DOCKER=y make cross
The resulting binaries for each platform will be located in the
Using a source-built minikube binary
Start the cluster using your built minikube with:
Building the ISO
Continuous Integration Builds
We publish CI builds of minikube, built at every Pull Request. Builds are available at (substitute in the relevant PR number):
We also publish CI builds of minikube-iso, built at every Pull Request that touches deploy/iso/minikube-iso. Builds are available at:
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