Installing Bazel on Fedora and CentOS

This page describes how to install 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