Riak KV can be installed on Debian or Ubuntu-based systems using a binary package or by compiling from source code.
The following steps have been tested to work with Riak KV on Debian versions 6.05 and 7.6 and Ubuntu version 14.04.
For versions of Riak prior to 2.0, Riak used a self-hosted apt repository for Debian and Ubuntu packages. For versions 2.0 and later, Riak has moved those packages to the packagecloud.io hosting service. Instructions for installing via shell scripts, manual installation, Chef, and Puppet can be found in packagecloud’s installation docs.
Platform-specific pages are linked below:
Our documentation also includes instructions regarding signing keys and sources lists, which can be found in the section below.
Installing with apt and Packagecloud
Note on Debian 7
Once sid has been installed, you can install libc6 with the following command:
apt-get -t sid install libc6 libc6-dev libc6-dbg
For the simplest installation process on LTS (Long-Term Support)
apt-get. First, you must retrieve the signing key:
curl https://packagecloud.io/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
Second, you must install the
apt-transport-https package in order to
be able to fetch packages over HTTPS:
sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https
Next download & install Riak KV:
curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/basho/riak/script.deb.sh | sudo bash sudo apt-get install riak=2.1.3-1
Installing From Package
If you wish to install the deb packages by hand, follow these instructions.
Installing on Non-LTS Ubuntu Releases
Typically we only package Riak for LTS releases to keep our build and testing matrix focused. In some cases, such as Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty), there are changes that affect how Riak is packaged, so we will release a separate package for that non-LTS release. In most other cases, however, if you are running a non-LTS release (such as 12.10) it is safe to follow the below instructions for the LTS release prior to your release. In the case of Ubuntu 12.10, follow the installation instructions for Ubuntu 12.04.
PAM Library Requirement for Ubuntu
One dependency that may be missing on your machine is the
package used for Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) authentication,
associated with Riak security.
sudo apt-get install libpam0g-dev
SSL Library Requirement for Ubuntu
Riak currently requires libssl version 0.9.8 on some versions of Ubuntu.
Starting at Ubuntu 12.04 this is no longer an issue. Before installing
Riak via package on Ubuntu, install the
libssl0.9.8 package. Note that
this version of libssl can be safely installed alongside
current/existing libssl installations.
To install the libssl version 0.9.8 package, execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8
After the libssl package installation, proceed to installing Riak from the pre-built package by executing the following commands as appropriate for the target platform:
Riak 64-bit Installation
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)
wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.basho.com/riak/2.1/2.1.3/ubuntu/lucid/riak_2.1.3-1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i riak_2.1.3-1_amd64.deb
Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (11.04)
wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.riak.com/riak/2.1/2.1.3/ubuntu/natty/riak_2.1.3-1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i riak_2.1.3-1_amd64.deb
Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04)
wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.riak.com/riak/2.1/2.1.3/ubuntu/precise/riak_2.1.3-1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i riak_2.1.3-1_amd64.deb
Installing From Source
First, install Riak dependencies using apt:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libc6-dev-i386 git
wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.riak.com/riak/2.1/2.1.3/riak-2.1.3.tar.gz tar zxvf riak-2.1.3.tar.gz cd riak-2.1.3 make rel
If the build was successful, a fresh build of Riak will exist in the
Now that Riak is installed, check out Verifying a Riak Installation.