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First, install the prerequisite libraries. See the Prereqs? page for more information.


Before installing, you will need to choose a machine to be the Bcfg2 server. We recommend a Linux-based machine for this purpose, but the server will work on any supported operating system. Note that you may eventually want to run a web server on this machine for reporting and serving up package repositories.

  • From packages: The easiest way to install Bcfg2 is from packages for your operating system. You can grab packages (and source packages) for various OSes from the Download page. Install them as you would any other packages. The server package only needs to be installed on your designated Bcfg2 server machine; the clients package needs to be installed on any machine you plan to manage by Bcfg2.
  • From source: The Bcfg2 source tarball can also be grabbed from the Download page. After untarring the file, you can build Bcfg2 with python install --prefix=/install/prefix This will install both the client and server on that machine.


Once Bcfg2 is installed, head over to the QuickStart? to get it configured and up-and-running.


Using native OS X python

First, make sure you have Xcode installed as you need packagemaker which comes bundled in the Developer tools.

Check out the source from subversion:

svn co

Change to the osx directory and type make. Your new package should be located at bcfg2-$VERSION.pkg (where $VERSION is that which is specified in

Using macports

Once macports is installed:

$ port install bcfg2