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You can install the pre-compiled binary (in several different ways), use Docker or compile from source.

Installation pre-built binaries

Homebrew tap

$ brew install buildtool/taps/build-tools

Shell script

$ curl -sfL | sh

Download the pre-compiled binaries from the releases page and copy to the desired location.

Running with Docker

You can also use it within a Docker container. To do that, you’ll need to execute something more-or-less like the following:

$ docker run --rm --privileged \
  -v $PWD:/repo \
  -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
  -w /repo \
  buildtool/build-tools build

Compiling from source

Here you have two options:

If you want to contribute to the project, please follow the steps on our contributing guide.

If you just want to build from source for whatever reason, follow these steps:


git clone
cd build-tools

Get the dependencies:

go get ./...


go build  ./cmd/build/build.go

Verify it works:

./build --version