Install: Ubuntu/Debian

This page shows you how to install kubes on Ubuntu and Debian based linux systems that use the apt package manager.

Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install

Configure repo

sudo su
echo "deb stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/boltops.list
curl -s | apt-key add -


apt-get update
apt-get install -y kubes


apt-get install -y kubes


apt-get remove -y kubes

Generated Wrapper

The standalone installer creates a wrapper script in /usr/local/bin.


Most users have /usr/local/bin configured in their PATH. So this wrapper should work immediately.

Important: If you have a wrapper in /usr/local/bin already, the installer will overwrite it.

Deb Install

You can also download the deb package and install it directly. Here are the commands:


dpkg -i kubes-latest.deb

You can check kubes-latest.deb.metadata.json to verify the package checksum. Here’s the checksum command.

sha256sum kubes-latest.deb


dpkg -r kubes-latest.deb