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Install

There are two GoReleaser distributions: OSS and Pro.

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

Bellow you can find the steps for each of them.

Install the pre-compiled binary

homebrew tap

brew install goreleaser/tap/goreleaser
brew install goreleaser/tap/goreleaser-pro

homebrew

brew install goreleaser

Info

The formula in homebrew-core might be slightly outdated. Use our homebrew tap to always get the latest updates.

snapcraft

sudo snap install --classic goreleaser

scoop

scoop bucket add goreleaser https://github.com/goreleaser/scoop-bucket.git
scoop install goreleaser
scoop bucket add goreleaser https://github.com/goreleaser/scoop-bucket.git
scoop install goreleaser-pro

apt

echo 'deb [trusted=yes] https://apt.fury.io/goreleaser/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/goreleaser.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install goreleaser
echo 'deb [trusted=yes] https://apt.fury.io/goreleaser/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/goreleaser.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install goreleaser-pro

yum

echo '[goreleaser]
name=GoReleaser
baseurl=https://yum.fury.io/goreleaser/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0' | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/goreleaser.repo
sudo yum install goreleaser
echo '[goreleaser]
name=GoReleaser
baseurl=https://yum.fury.io/goreleaser/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0' | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/goreleaser.repo
sudo yum install goreleaser-pro

deb, rpm and apk packages

Download the .deb, .rpm or .apk packages from the OSS releases page and install them with the appropriate tools.

Download the .deb, .rpm or .apk packages from the Pro releases page and install them with the appropriate tools.

shell script

curl -sfL https://install.goreleaser.com/github.com/goreleaser/goreleaser.sh | sh

go install

go install github.com/goreleaser/goreleaser@latest

manually

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

Download the pre-compiled binaries from the Pro releases page and copy them 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 examples bellow.

Registries:

Example usage:

docker run --rm --privileged \
  -v $PWD:/go/src/github.com/user/repo \
  -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
  -w /go/src/github.com/user/repo \
  -e GITHUB_TOKEN \
  -e DOCKER_USERNAME \
  -e DOCKER_PASSWORD \
  -e DOCKER_REGISTRY \
  goreleaser/goreleaser release

Registries:

Example usage:

docker run --rm --privileged \
  -v $PWD:/go/src/github.com/user/repo \
  -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
  -w /go/src/github.com/user/repo \
  -e GITHUB_TOKEN \
  -e DOCKER_USERNAME \
  -e DOCKER_PASSWORD \
  -e DOCKER_REGISTRY \
  -e GORELEASER_KEY \
  goreleaser/goreleaser-pro release

Info

Currently, the provided docker image does not support the generation of snapcraft packages.

Note that the image will almost always have the last stable Go version.

The DOCKER_REGISTRY environment variable can be left empty when you are releasing to the public docker registry.

If you need more things, you are encouraged to keep your own image. You can always use GoReleaser's own Dockerfile as an example though and iterate from that.

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:

clone:

git clone https://github.com/goreleaser/goreleaser
cd goreleaser

get the dependencies:

go mod tidy

build:

go build -o goreleaser .

verify it works:

./goreleaser --version