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- Create a `MongoDB JIRA account`_.
- Create a `Github account`_.
- Fork the repository on Github at
- For more details see
.. _MongoDB JIRA account:!default.jspa
.. _Github account:
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Every non-trivial change to the code base should be accompanied by a relevant addition to or
modification of the test suite. If you don't believe this is necessary, please add an explanation
modification of the test suite. If you do not believe this is necessary, please add an explanation
in the JIRA ticket why no such changes are either needed or possible.
All changes must also pass the full test suite (including your test additions/changes) on your

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Building MongoDB
To build MongoDB, you will need:
* A modern C++ compiler. MongoDB has been tested with Clang 3.x, GCC 4.1+, and Visual Studio 201x. Older versions
of the compilers are not supported.
* Python 2.7
* SCons 2.3
for the target x86, or x86-64 platform. More detailed platform instructions can be found below.
For detail information about building, please see [the manual](
For detail information about building, please see [the build manual](
If you want to build everything (mongod, mongo, tools, etc):
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Please note that prebuilt binaries are available on []( and may be the easiest way to get started.
SCons Targets
* mongod
* mongos
* mongo
* mongoclient
* core (includes mongod, mongos, mongo)
* tools (includes all tools)
* all
Mongo has been tested with GCC 4.x and Visual Studio 2008 and 2010. Older versions
of GCC may not be happy.
See [the windows build manual](
Build requirements:
* vc++ express or visual studio
* python 2.5 (for scons - 2.6 might be needed for some regression tests)
* scons
* boost 1.35 (or higher)
* VC++ 2010 Express or later, OR Visual Studio 2010 or later
* Python 2.7, ActiveState ActivePython 2.7.x Community Edition for Windows is recommended
* SCons
* Boost 1.35 (or higher)
Or download a prebuilt binary for Windows at
To install dependencies on Ubuntu systems:
To install dependencies on Debian or Ubuntu systems:
# aptitude install scons build-essential
# aptitude install libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-thread-dev
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$ scons all
Using [Homebrew](
Using [Homebrew](
$ brew install mongodb
Using [MacPorts](
$ sudo port install mongodb
Install the following ports:
* devel/boost
* devel/libexecinfo
* devel/scons
* lang/gcc
* lang/python
Optional Components if you want to use system libraries instead of the libraries included with MongoDB
* archivers/snappy
* lang/v8
* devel/boost
* devel/pcre
* lang/spidermonkey
Install the following ports:
* devel/libexecinfo
* devel/scons
* lang/gcc
* lang/python
Special Build Notes
* [debian etch on ec2](building.debian.etch.ec2.html)
* [open solaris on ec2](building.opensolaris.ec2.html)
* [open solaris on ec2](

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