Build requirements

Building prerequisites

Installing required dependencies for local build

To get requirements installed locally, run:

$> make deps

or you need:


elemental comes with Elemental-toolkit

You can grab the binary from elemental releases.

yq and jq

yq (version 4.x) and jq are used to retrieve the list of packages to build in order to produce the final ISOs. Those are not strictly required, see the Note below.

Note: yq and jq are just used to generate the list of packages to build, and you don’t need to have them installed if you manually specify the packages to be compiled.

Last modified June 2, 2023: Update documentation (#1778) (5f4381a0e)