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Open Distro for Elasticsearch Kibana build

This repo contains the scripts for building Open Distro for Elasticsearch Kibana Docker images and packages for Linux distributions (RPM & DEB).

The default version to build is set in version.json for both Docker and Linux distributions.

Getting started

git clone

Then change directory into either kibana/docker or kibana/linux_distributions.



The docker build scripts are based on elastic/kibana-docker

The image is built on CentOS 7

Supported Docker versions

The images have been tested on Docker 18.09.2.


A full build and test requires the dependencies listed below. The build scripts have been tested on Ubuntu 18.04 and Mac OS X. The following installation instructions assume Ubuntu 18.04.

  • Docker
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install
sudo usermod -a -G docker $USER

Then log out and back in again.

  • GNU Make

  • Python 3.5 with


    sudo apt install python3-pip

    and virtualenv

    sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv

Running a build

To build an image with a released version of Kibana, run Make while specifying the exact version Open Distro for Elasticsearch AND Elasticsearch. For example:

OPENDISTRO_VERSION=0.8.0 ES_VERSION=6.6.2 make build

For running builds with a different repository name, run the following

OPENDISTRO_REPOSITORY=<repo_name> make build

Testing the image

make test

Linux Distributions

Preparing the environment

The Linux distributions are built within a Docker image.

docker pull opendistroforelasticsearch/jsenv:v1
docker run -it opendistroforelasticsearch/jsenv:v1

Within the Docker container, clone this repo

git clone

Make sure you're in the Kibana Linux distributions directory

cd opendistro-build/kibana/linux_distributions

Build Linux artifacts

To build the rpm package

./ rpm

To build the deb package

./ deb

To build rpm & deb packages



Open Distro for Elasticsearch is and will remain 100% open source under the Apache 2.0 license. As the project grows, we invite you to join the project and contribute. We want to make it easy for you to get started and remove friction — no lengthy Contributor License Agreement — so you can focus on writing great code.


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