Both kubernetes and kubectl (comes with the kubernetes package) are already available in Fedora. However, you will still need to obtain minikube and docker-machine-driver-kvm2 from the Github repository. The installation instructions recommend that you download the binary and copy it to /usr/local/bin, but many would prefer not to use a binary blob obtained from the Internet and compile from source instead.

Fortunately, it is quite simple. First, install libvirt-devel. Then use the following script:


set -xe

export GOPATH=$(go env GOPATH)
export GOBIN=$GOPATH/bin

# go get will not work here, minikube expects to have a certain directory structure
if [[ ! -d "$GOPATH/src/k8s.io/minikube" ]];
    git clone https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube.git $GOPATH/src/k8s.io/minikube
cd $GOPATH/src/k8s.io/minikube
git checkout -- .
git checkout $(git describe --abbrev=0 --tags)
make clean
make && make docker-machine-driver-kvm2

cp out/minikube $GOBIN
cp out/docker-machine-driver-kvm2 $GOBIN

Then simply add $GOBIN to your path.


There are COPR repos available, however, most of them seem to just copy over the binary to /usr/local/bin and there is one that builds from source, but has questionable quality.