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Short Description
Images to build packages for Citus projects
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Citus Packaging

A set of scripts that generate a set of Dockerfiles that generate a set of Docker images which generate PostgreSQL 9.6/10-compatible builds of Citus projects on many platforms.


Building on all these platforms brings some complexity, so be sure you’ve got the prerequisites set up. Packages build using docker, so you’ll need that. In addition, you’ll need to generate a GitHub personal access token to allow scripts to call GitHub APIs on your behalf.


You need docker installed and configured. On Linux, just install Docker.


If you’re on OS X, this dependency presently means you also need docker-machine with a running default machine. This means you’ll also want VirtualBox to drive that default machine. Full details would take too long to explain, but if you’re already running Homebrew, just do:

  1. brew install docker docker-machine
  2. Install VirtualBox from here
  3. docker-machine create --driver virtualbox default

After this, docker commands will work so long as you’ve run eval "$(docker-machine env default)" in the window you’re using. The Docker Mac beta will simplify this greatly (no explicit need for docker-machine, no need for VirtualBox).

GitHub Authentication

Ensure you’re logged in to GitHub, then visit this page and press the “Generate new token” button. Name the token something like packaging, then check the top-level repo and user buttons, then press the “Generate token” button.

Do not leave the next page until you’ve copied your new token. Add a line like the following to your .bash_profile or .zshrc to ensure shells have access to your new token:

export GITHUB_TOKEN=<your token here>


Unless you have a reason to change the Dockerfiles, just use the images hosted on Docker Hub. They’ll be pulled automatically as they’re needed.

Building Packages

To build all packages, run the build_packages script from the project root. Output will be put in OS/release-specific subdirectories of a packages directory in the project root. build_packages expects two arguments: a project name and build type.

The project name must be one of: citus, enterprise, or rebalancer

The build type can be release, nightly, or any valid git reference. release builds the latest release tag (which must be signed by a key known to GitHub). nightly builds the latest commit from the “main” branch for the specified project. Any other value is interpreted by what it means to git… tags, branches, and commit identifiers are all accepted.

By default, build_packages builds on all supported operating systems. Edit os-list.csv if you wish to build for fewer.

Updating Dockerfiles

update_dockerfiles generates a new set of Dockerfiles. This repository has automated builds configured, so if you need to change the Docker images, run update_dockerfiles, commit the resulting Dockerfile changes, and push.

Updating Docker Images

update_images will build Docker images for all operating systems specified in os-list.csv using the files in the dockerfiles directory. This is handy for testing changes to our Docker images.


The following license information (and associated license file) apply only to the files within this repository. Please consult the repositories for the individual projects for information regarding their licensing.

Copyright © 2016–2017 Citus Data, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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