How to build ClickHouse on Linux
Build should work on Linux Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 or newer. With appropriate changes, it should also work on any other Linux distribution. The build process is not intended to work on Mac OS X. Only x86_64 with SSE 4.2 is supported. Support for AArch64 is experimental.
To test for SSE 4.2, do
grep -q sse4_2 /proc/cpuinfo && echo "SSE 4.2 supported" || echo "SSE 4.2 not supported"
Install Git and CMake
sudo apt-get install git cmake ninja-build
Or cmake3 instead of cmake on older systems.
Install GCC 7
There are several ways to do this.
Install from a PPA package
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gcc-7 g++-7
Install from sources
Look at ci/build-gcc-from-sources.sh
Use GCC 7 for builds
export CC=gcc-7 export CXX=g++-7
Install required libraries from packages
sudo apt-get install libicu-dev libreadline-dev libmysqlclient-dev libssl-dev unixodbc-dev ninja-build
Checkout ClickHouse sources
To get the latest stable version:
git clone -b stable --recursive firstname.lastname@example.org:yandex/ClickHouse.git # or: git clone -b stable --recursive https://github.com/yandex/ClickHouse.git cd ClickHouse
For development, switch to the
master branch. For the latest release candidate, switch to the
There are two build variants.
Build release package
Install prerequisites to build Debian packages.
sudo apt-get install devscripts dupload fakeroot debhelper
Install the most recent version of Clang.
Clang is embedded into the ClickHouse package and used at runtime. The minimum version is 5.0. It is optional.
To install clang, see ci/build-clang-from-sources.sh
You may also build ClickHouse with Clang for development purposes. For production releases, GCC is used.
Run the release script:
rm -f ../clickhouse*.deb ./release
You will find built packages in the parent directory:
ls -l ../clickhouse*.deb
Note that usage of debian packages is not required. ClickHouse has no runtime dependencies except libc, so it could work on almost any Linux.
Installing freshly built packages on a development server:
sudo dpkg -i ../clickhouse*.deb sudo service clickhouse-server start
Build to work with code
mkdir build cd build cmake .. ninja cd ..
To create an executable, run
ninja clickhouse. This will create the
dbms/programs/clickhouse executable, which can be used with