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Build Requirements

  • A recent Go distribution (>1.8)
  • If you're not on Linux, you'll need a Docker installation
  • Minikube requires at least 4GB of RAM to compile, which can be problematic when using docker-machine

Prerequisites for different GNU/Linux distributions


On Fedora you need to install glibc-static

$ sudo dnf install -y glibc-static

Building from Source

Clone minikube into your go path under $GOPATH/src/

$ git clone $GOPATH/src/
$ cd $GOPATH/src/
$ make

Run Instructions

Start the cluster using your built minikube with:

$ ./out/minikube start

Running Tests

Unit Tests

Unit tests are run on Travis before code is merged. To run as part of a development cycle:

make test

Integration Tests

Integration tests are currently run manually. To run them, build the binary and run the tests:

make integration

Conformance Tests

These are Kubernetes tests that run against an arbitrary cluster and exercise a wide range of Kubernetes features. You can run these against minikube by following these steps:

  • Clone the Kubernetes repo somewhere on your system.
  • Run make quick-release in the k8s repo.
  • Start up a minikube cluster with: minikube start.
  • Set following two environment variables:
export KUBECONFIG=$HOME/.kube/config
  • Run the tests (from the k8s repo):
go run hack/e2e.go -v --test --test_args="--ginkgo.focus=\[Conformance\]" --check_version_skew=false --check_node_count=false

To run a specific conformance test, you can use the ginkgo.focus flag to filter the set using a regular expression. The hack/e2e.go wrapper and the wrappers have a little trouble with quoting spaces though, so use the \s regular expression character instead. For example, to run the test should update annotations on modification [Conformance], use following command:

go run hack/e2e.go -v --test --test_args="--ginkgo.focus=should\supdate\sannotations\son\smodification" --check_version_skew=false --check_node_count=false