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GeoIP Update

Build Status

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

This is the new version of GeoIP Update. If for some reason you need the legacy C version, you can find it here.

Installation

We provide releases for Linux, macOS (darwin), and Windows. Please see the Releases tab for the latest release.

After you install geoipupdate, please refer to our documentation for information about configuration.

If you're upgrading from geoipupdate 3.x, please see our upgrade guide.

Installing on Linux via the tarball

Download and extract the appropriate tarball for your system. You will end up with a directory named something like geoipupdate_4.0.0_linux_amd64 depending on the version and architecture.

Copy geoipupdate to where you want it to live. To install it to /usr/local/bin/geoipupdate, run the equivalent of sudo cp geoipupdate_4.0.0_linux_amd64/geoipupdate /usr/local/bin.

geoipupdate looks for the config file /usr/local/etc/GeoIP.conf by default.

Installing on Ubuntu via PPA

MaxMind provides a PPA for recent versions 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 on Ubuntu or Debian via the deb

You can also use the tarball.

Download the appropriate .deb for your system.

Run dpkg -i path/to/geoipupdate_4.0.0_linux_amd64.deb (replacing the version number and architecture as necessary). You will need to be root. For Ubuntu you can prefix the command with sudo. This will install geoipupdate to /usr/bin/geoipupdate.

geoipupdate looks for the config file /etc/GeoIP.conf by default.

Installing on RedHat or CentOS via the rpm

You can also use the tarball.

Download the appropriate .rpm for your system.

Run rpm -i path/to/geoipupdate_4.0.0_linux_amd64.rpm (replacing the version number and architecture as necessary). You will need to be root. This will install geoipupdate to /usr/bin/geoipupdate.

geoipupdate looks for the config file /etc/GeoIP.conf by default.

Installing on macOS (darwin) via the tarball

This is the same as installing on Linux via the tarball, except choose a tarball with "darwin" in the name.

Installing on macOS via Homebrew

If you are on macOS and you have Homebrew you can install geoipupdate via brew

$ brew install geoipupdate

Installing on Windows

Download and extract the appropriate zip for your system. You will end up with a directory named something like geoipupdate_4.0.0_windows_amd64 depending on the version and architecture.

Copy geoipupdate.exe to where you want it to live.

geoipupdate looks for the config file \ProgramData\MaxMind/GeoIPUpdate\GeoIP.conf on your system drive by default.

Installing via Docker

Please see our Docker documentation.

Installation from source or Git

You need the Go compiler (1.8+). You can get it at the Go website.

The easiest way is via go get:

$ env GO111MODULE=on go get -u github.com/maxmind/geoipupdate/v4/cmd/geoipupdate

This installs geoipupdate to $GOPATH/bin/geoipupdate.

Configuring

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

Documentation

See our documentation for the geoipupdate program and the GeoIP.conf configuration file.

Default config file and database directory paths

We define default paths for the config file and database directory. If these defaults are not appropriate for you, you can change them at build time using flags:

go build -ldflags "-X main.defaultConfigFile=/etc/GeoIP.conf \
    -X main.defaultDatabaseDirectory=/usr/share/GeoIP"

Bug Reports

Please report bugs by filing an issue with our GitHub issue tracker at https://github.com/maxmind/geoipupdate/issues

Copyright and License

This software is Copyright (c) 2018 - 2020 by MaxMind, Inc.

This is free software, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 or the MIT License, at your option.