Wazuh provides an automated way of building RPM packages using docker so there is no need for any other dependency.

To create an RPM package follow these steps:


  • Docker

  • Git

Download our wazuh-packages repository from GitHub and go to the rpms directory.

$ git clone https://github.com/wazuh/wazuh-packages && cd wazuh-packages/rpms && git checkout v4.7.4

Execute the generate_rpm_package.sh script, with the different options you desire. This script will build a Docker image with all the necessary tools to create the RPM and run a container that will build it:

#  ./generate_rpm_package.sh -h
Usage: ./generate_rpm_package.sh [OPTIONS]

    -b, --branch <branch>        [Required] Select Git branch or tag.
    --packages-branch <branch>   [Required] Select Git branch or tag from wazuh-packages repository.
    -t, --target <target>        [Required] Target package to build [manager/api/agent].
    -a, --architecture <arch>    [Optional] Target architecture of the package [x86_64/i386/ppc64le/aarch64/armv7hl].
    -r, --revision <rev>         [Optional] Package revision that append to version e.g. x.x.x-rev
    -l, --legacy                 [Optional] Build package for CentOS 5.
    -s, --store <path>           [Optional] Set the destination path of package. By default, an output folder will be created.
    -j, --jobs <number>          [Optional] Number of parallel jobs when compiling.
    -p, --path <path>            [Optional] Installation path for the package. By default: /var/ossec.
    -d, --debug                  [Optional] Build the binaries with debug symbols and create debuginfo packages. By default: no.
    -c, --checksum <path>        [Optional] Generate checksum on the desired path (by default, if no path is specified it will be generated on the same directory than the package).
    --dont-build-docker          [Optional] Locally built docker image will be used instead of generating a new one.
    --sources <path>             [Optional] Absolute path containing wazuh source code. This option will use local source code instead of downloading it from GitHub.
    --dev                        [Optional] Use the SPECS files stored in the host instead of downloading them from GitHub.
    --src                        [Optional] Generate the source package in the destination directory.
    --future                     [Optional] Build test future package x.30.0 Used for development purposes.
    -h, --help                   Show this help.

Below, you will find some examples of how to build an RPM package.

# ./generate_rpm_package.sh -b v4.7.4 --packages-branch v4.7.4 -s /tmp -t manager -a x86_64 -r my_rev.

This will generate a 4.7.4 Wazuh manager RPM package with revision my_rev for x86_64 systems.

# ./generate_rpm_package.sh -b v4.7.4 --packages-branch v4.7.4 -s /tmp -t api -a i386 -r my_rev

This will generate a 4.7.4 Wazuh api RPM package with revision my_rev for i386 systems and store it in /tmp.

# ./generate_rpm_package.sh -b v4.7.4 --packages-branch v4.7.4 -t agent -a x86_64 -p /opt/ossec

This will generate a 4.7.4 Wazuh agent RPM package with /opt/ossec as installation directory for x86_64 systems.