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There are various ways of installing Prometheus.
### Precompiled packages
### Precompiled binaries
We plan to provide precompiled binaries for various platforms and even
packages for common Linux distributions soon. Once those are offered,
it will be the recommended way of installing Prometheus.
Precompiled binaries for released versions are available in the
[*releases* section](https://github.com/prometheus/prometheus/releases)
of the GitHub repository. Using the latest production release binary
is the recommended way of installing Prometheus.
Debian and RPM packages are being worked on.
### Use `make`
Clone the repository in the usual way with `git clone`. _Do not
download and unpack the source archives provided by GitHub._ (The
makefile depends on running in a git repository. This will be fixed
eventually.)
Clone the repository in the usual way with `git clone`. (If you
download and unpack the source archives provided by GitHub instead of
using `git clone`, you need to set an environment variable `VERSION`
to make the below work. See
[issue #609](https://github.com/prometheus/prometheus/issues/609) for
context.)
In most circumstances, the following should work:
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