Building Grafana from source on Fedora

Here are the official docs for building Grafana from source.  And below are my notes on how to build Grafana, starting from a clean Fedora 27 Cloud image.

# Install Dependencies
curl > /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo
sudo yum install golang yarn rubygems ruby-devel redhat-rpm-config rpm-build git -y
gem install fpm
sudo yarn install --pure-lockfile
npm install -g yarn & yarn install

Setup the go environment.

# go environment
mkdir ~/go
export GOPATH=~/go
export PATH=$PATH:$(go env GOPATH)/bin

Download the various repositories required to build.  Here you could also clone your fork/branch of Grafana into $GOPATH/src.

# Pull sources required to build
go get 
cd $GOPATH/src/
npm install

Now you can make any sort of local changes, or just build from HEAD.

# go run build.go setup # takes 45 seconds
$ time go run build.go build pkg-rpm # takes about 7 minutes

The build will spit out an RPM in a folder called dist:

Created package {:path=>"./dist/grafana-5.0.0-1517715437pre1.x86_64.rpm"}

2 thoughts on “Building Grafana from source on Fedora

  1. Great tutorial!

    I’m trying to build grafana in my VM with centOS 7, but when I run “go run build.go build package” It doesn’t prints anything… O guess that it’s taking too much time to run, cause it’s running on a VM with 2GB of RAM. Do you have any idea of what is going on?



  2. I ran into this, too, and I also ran out of disk space a few times during compiles. I didn’t look to see how much RAM or disk was used during the build, so I don’t have exact numbers for you, but certainly 4G disk wasn’t enough. I’d suggest using a larger VM. It’s possible that the grafana community forum is a better place to ask questions like this.


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