geoipupdate  3.1.1
About: GeoIP Update performs automatic updates of GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy binary databases (MaxMind).
Release 3.x (written in C).
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GeoIP Update


The GeoIP Update program performs automatic updates of GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy binary databases. CSV databases are not supported.

Currently the program only supports Linux and other Unix-like systems.

Installing on Ubuntu

MaxMind provides a PPA for recent version of Ubuntu. To add the PPA to your sources, run:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maxmind/ppa

Then install geoipupdate by running:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install geoipupdate

Installing From Source File

To install this from the source package, you will need a C compiler, Make, the zlib library and headers, and the curl library and headers.

On Debian or Ubuntu, you can install these dependencies by running:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libcurl4-openssl-dev zlib1g-dev

On Centos 7 or RHEL 7, you can install these dependencies by running:

$ sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
$ sudo yum install libcurl-devel zlib-devel

Once you have the necessary dependencies, run the following commands:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

The configure script takes the standard options to set where files are installed such as --prefix, etc. See ./configure --help for details.

Installing From GitHub

To install from Git, you will need automake, autoconf, and libtool installed.

Our public git repository is hosted on GitHub at

You can clone this repository and bootstrap it by running:

$ git clone
$ cd geoipupdate
$ ./bootstrap

Then follow the instructions above for "Installing From Source Files".


Please see our online guide for directions on how to configure GeoIP Update.

Bug Reports

Please report bugs by filing an issue with our GitHub issue tracker at


This software is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 or later.


This software is Copyright (c) 2014 - 2018 by MaxMind, Inc.