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If you want to rebuild Elektra from Debian unstable or our repositories, add a deb-src entry to /etc/apt/sources.list and then run:

apt-get source -b elektra

To build Debian Packages from the source you might want to use:

dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -sa

(You need to be in the Debian branch, see GIT)


First follow the steps in COMPILE.

To install Elektra use:

sudo make install

To uninstall Elektra use (will not be very clean, e.g. it will not remove directories and *.pyc files):

sudo make uninstall

or in the build directory (will not honor DESTDIR!):

xargs rm < install_manifest.txt


First follow the steps in COMPILE..

Then use:


which should create a package for distributions where a Generator is implemented. See this cmake file for available Generators and send a merge request for your system.


If you encounter the problem that the library can not be found (output like this)

kdb: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

You need to place a configuration file at /etc/ (e.g. /etc/

Add the path where the library has been installed


and run ldconfig as root.

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