How to Build ClickHouse Release Package

Install Git and Pbuilder

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git pbuilder debhelper lsb-release fakeroot sudo debian-archive-keyring debian-keyring

Checkout ClickHouse Sources

git clone --recursive --branch stable
cd ClickHouse

Run Release Script


How to Build ClickHouse for Development

The following tutorial is based on the Ubuntu Linux system. With appropriate changes, it should also work on any other Linux distribution. 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/

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

Checkout ClickHouse Sources

git clone --recursive
# or: git clone --recursive

cd ClickHouse

For the latest stable version, switch to the stable branch.

Build ClickHouse

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
cd ..

To create an executable, run ninja clickhouse. This will create the dbms/programs/clickhouse executable, which can be used with client or server arguments.