How to Install Buildkite Agent
This page references the out-of-date Buildkite Agent v2.
For docs referencing the Buildkite Agent v3, see the latest version of this document.
The Buildkite Agent runs on your own machine, whether it's a VPS, server, desktop computer, embedded device. There are installers for:
Alternatively you can install it manually using the instructions below.
If you need to install the agent on a system not listed above you'll need to perform a manual installation using one of the binaries from buildkite-agent’s releases page.
Once you have a binary, create
builds directories in
~/.buildkite-agent and copy the binary and
bootstrap.sh file into place:
mkdir ~/.buildkite-agent ~/.buildkite-agent/bin ~/.buildkite-agent/builds cp buildkite-agent ~/.buildkite-agent/bin cp bootstrap.sh ~/.buildkite-agent/bootstrap.sh
You should now be able to start the agent:
buildkite-agent start --help
If your architecture isn’t on the releases page send an email to support and we’ll help you out, our check out the buildkite-agent’s readme for instructions on how to compile it yourself.