Installing Bazel on Fedora and CentOS

The Bazel team does not provide official packages for Fedora and CentOS. Vincent Batts (@vbatts) generously maintains unofficial packages on Fedora COPR.

The commands below must be run either via sudo or while logged in as root.

Add --allowerasing when installing an upgrade from a previous major version of the Bazel package.

The Bazelisk installer is an alternative to package installation.

Installing on Fedora 25+

  1. The DNF package manager can install Bazel from the COPR repository. Install the copr plugin for DNF if you have not already done so.

     dnf install dnf-plugins-core
  2. Run the following commands to add the Bazel repository and install the package:

     dnf copr enable vbatts/bazel
     dnf install bazel3

Installing on CentOS 7

  1. Download the corresponding .repo file from Fedora COPR and copy it to /etc/yum.repos.d/.

  2. Run the following command:

     yum install bazel3