Commit 131df773 authored by Jan Včelák's avatar Jan Včelák 🚀

README: update dependencies and instructions for Fedora

Change-Id: Ib080da4896ab797a6d950545cc6d426fd54fde51
parent 545bd314
......@@ -6,14 +6,28 @@ Knot DNS has several dependencies:
* flex >= 2.5.31
* bison >= 2.3
* libssl >= 0.9.8
* liburcu >= 0.5.4 (available as packages or as a sources from
* liburcu >= 0.5.4
Optional packages:
* libcap-ng >= 0.6.4 for POSIX 1003.1e capabilites(7)
* ragel
Dependencies for building documentation:
* texinfo
Knot DNS may be already included in your operating system distribution and
therefore can be installed from packages (Linux) or ports (BSD). This is
always preferred unless you want to test the latest features, contribute to
Knot development, or you just know what you are doing.
Following sections describe how to build Knot DNS from the source code.
Installation on Debian based distributions
The following steps should work (verified in VirtualBox only)
on the distribution/architecture/release combinations as listed bellow.
......@@ -57,6 +71,39 @@ $ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i liburcu0_0.5.4-1_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i liburcu-dev_0.5.4-1_i386.deb
Installation on Fedora
Notice: Knot DNS is available in official distribution repositories since
Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow). Search for 'knot' package.
All commands with the '#' prompt should be run as the root user, commands with
the '$' prompt should be run as a regular non-root user.
Update the system:
# yum upgrade
Ensure all base development tools are available:
# yum install @buildsys-build
Ensure all prerequisites are installed:
# yum install libtool autoconf flex bison openssl-devel userspace-rcu-devel
You can also install optional packages:
# yum install libcap-ng-devel ragel
Download the latest source code from Git and compile it:
$ git clone git://
$ cd knot
$ autoreconf -if
$ ./configure
$ make
Install Knot DNS into system (run only if you really know what these commands do):
# make install
# ldconfig
Installation on BSD
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