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Install BKPR

A Bitnami Kubernetes Production Runtime (BKPR) release consists of a collection of Kubernetes manifests written in Jsonnet plus the accompanying kubeprod installer binary. The kubeprod binary deals with all the platform-specific details, evaluates the Jsonnet manifests, and applies them to the existing Kubernetes cluster.

This document walks you through installing the kubeprod binary.

Install kubeprod

The kubeprod binary can be installed from pre-built binary releases or can be built directly from source.

Install from binary releases

BKPR releases are available for 64-bit versions of Linux, macOS and Windows platforms. Download the latest stable version for your platform of choice from the releases page.

For convenience, let's define the BKPR_VERSION environment variable:

BKPR_VERSION=$(curl --silent "" | jq -r '.tag_name')

The command configures the BKPR_VERSION variable with the latest stable version of BKPR. If you wish to use a pre-release or a specific version, please set it up accordingly.

You can confirm that the environment variable has an expected value as follows:

  1. Use the following commands to download the desired release:

On Linux:

curl -LO${BKPR_VERSION}/bkpr-${BKPR_VERSION}-linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar xf bkpr-${BKPR_VERSION}-linux-amd64.tar.gz

On macOS:

curl -LO${BKPR_VERSION}/bkpr-${BKPR_VERSION}-darwin-amd64.tar.gz
tar xf bkpr-${BKPR_VERSION}-darwin-amd64.tar.gz
  1. Install kubeprod with the commands below:
chmod +x bkpr-${BKPR_VERSION}/kubeprod
sudo mv bkpr-${BKPR_VERSION}/kubeprod /usr/local/bin/

Build from source (Linux / macOS)

To build the kubeprod binary from source you need the Go compiler. Please follow the Go install guide to install the compiler on your machine before proceeding with this section.

  1. Set up the Go environment variables:
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$PATH
  1. Build kubeprod:
go get

The kubeprod binary will be installed at $GOPATH/bin/kubeprod.

Next Steps

You can now use the kubeprod installer to deploy BKPR on your Kubernetes cluster by following the quickstart guides linked below.