2.4. Ubuntu

This section describes how to install Groonga related deb packages on Ubuntu. You can install them by apt.

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.

2.4.1. PPA (Personal Package Archive)

The Groonga APT repository for Ubuntu uses PPA (Personal Package Archive) on Launchpad. You can install Groonga by APT from the PPA.

Here are supported Ubuntu versions:

  • 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr
  • 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus
  • 16.10 Yakkety Yak
  • 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Enable the universe repository to install Groonga:

% sudo apt-get -y install software-properties-common
% sudo add-apt-repository -y universe

Add the ppa:groonga/ppa PPA to your system:

% sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:groonga/ppa
% sudo apt-get update


% sudo apt-get -y install groonga


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 apt-get -y install groonga-tokenizer-mecab

If you want to use TokenFilterStem as a token filter, install groonga-token-filter-stem package.

Install groonga-token-filter-stem package:

% sudo apt-get -y install groonga-token-filter-stem

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 apt-get -y install 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 apt-get -y install groonga-normalizer-mysql

2.4.2. Build from source

Install required packages to build Groonga:

% sudo apt-get -V -y install wget tar build-essential zlib1g-dev liblzo2-dev libmsgpack-dev libzmq-dev libevent-dev libmecab-dev

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