2.6. Fedora

This section describes how to install Groonga related RPM packages on Fedora. You can install them by yum.


Since Groonga 3.0.2 release, Groonga related RPM pakcages are in the official Fedora yum repository (Fedora 18). So you can use them instead of the Groonga yum repository now. There is some exceptions to use the Groonga yum repository because mecab dictionaries (mecab-ipadic or mecab-jumandic) are provided by the Groonga yum repository.

We distribute both 32-bit and 64-bit packages but we strongly recommend a 64-bit package for server. You should use a 32-bit package just only for tests or development. You will encounter an out of memory error with a 32-bit package even if you just process medium size data.

2.6.1. Fedora 21


% sudo yum install -y groonga

Note that additional packages such as mecab-dic and mecab-jumandic packages require to install groonga-release package which provides the Groonga yum repository beforehand:

% sudo rpm -ivh https://packages.groonga.org/fedora/groonga-release-1.1.0-1.noarch.rpm
% sudo yum update


groonga package is the minimum set of fulltext search engine. If you want to use Groonga for server use, you can install additional preconfigured packages.

There are two packages for server use.

  • groonga-httpd (nginx and HTTP protocol based server package)
  • groonga-server-gqtp (GQTP protocol based server package)

See Server section about details.

If you want to use MeCab as a tokenizer, install groonga-tokenizer-mecab package.

Install groonga-tokenizer-mecab package:

% sudo yum install -y groonga-tokenizer-mecab

Then install MeCab dictionary. (mecab-ipadic or mecab-jumandic)

Install IPA dictionary:

% sudo yum install -y mecab-ipadic

Or install Juman dictionary:

% sudo yum install -y mecab-jumandic

There is a package that provides Munin plugins. If you want to monitor Groonga status by Munin, install groonga-munin-plugins package.

Install groonga-munin-plugins package:

% sudo yum install -y groonga-munin-plugins

There is a package that provides MySQL compatible normalizer as a Groonga plugin. If you want to use that one, install groonga-normalizer-mysql package.

Install groonga-normalizer-mysql package:

% sudo yum install -y install groonga-normalizer-mysql

2.6.2. Build from source

Install required packages to build Groonga:

% sudo yum install -y wget tar gcc-c++ make mecab-devel libedit-devel

Download source:

% wget https://packages.groonga.org/source/groonga/groonga-7.0.3.tar.gz
% tar xvzf groonga-7.0.3.tar.gz
% cd groonga-7.0.3

Configure (see configure about configure options):

% ./configure


% make -j$(grep '^processor' /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l)


% sudo make install