Compiling Garage from source

Garage is a standard Rust project. First, you need rust and cargo. For instance on Debian:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y rustc cargo

You can also use Rustup to setup a Rust toolchain easily.

Using source from

Garage's source code is published on, Rust's official package repository. This means you can simply ask cargo to download and build this source code for you:

cargo install garage

That's all, garage should be in $HOME/.cargo/bin.

You can add this folder to your $PATH or copy the binary somewhere else on your system. For instance:

sudo cp $HOME/.cargo/bin/garage /usr/local/bin/garage

Using source from the Gitea repository

The primary location for Garage's source code is the Gitea repository.

Clone the repository and build Garage with the following commands:

git clone
cd garage
cargo build

Be careful, as this will make a debug build of Garage, which will be extremely slow! To make a release build, invoke cargo build --release (this takes much longer).

The binaries built this way are found in target/{debug,release}/garage.