Compiling proxmox from source


New Member
May 3, 2020
Hello everyone!
I'd like to compile ProxMox VE from source. I want to try and modify things in the code and see how the changes affect the overall system.
I understand that all of the sources are located at, but I lack the steps to pack them all together to the final .iso.
Is there a makefile that connects everything, or is there a guide for the compilation process?


Hannes Laimer

Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Jul 27, 2020

you don't need an ISO, you can run make install or make dinstall, and the component will be installed on your current system(your system should have PVE already installed), so you're basically changing the PVE instance you're currently running. That is the easiest way to see effects of code changes. With make deb a .deb file, containing the changes you've made, will be generated which may then be installed on a different system.


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