How to Compile Redis source code on Ubuntu 20.04

This is an alternate method and Redis recommends it as it makes sure you get the latest stable version. Sometimes, the version provided by the distro’s repository may be outdated.

So you have to download the Redis source code and compile it. Make sure GCC compiler and libc is installed on your system.

Download Redis

:~$ wget http://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz

Next extract the tar file using the command below

tar xvzf redis-stable.tar.gz

It creates below folder go to that

cd redis-stable

Run the below command to install Redis

make install

Installation completed.e

All tests passed without errors!

You need tcl 8.5 or newer in order to run the Redis test

sudo make test
cd src && make test
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/atechtown/redis-stable/src'
You need tcl 8.5 or newer in order to run the Redis test
make[1]: *** [Makefile:332: test] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/atechtown/redis-stable/src'
make: *** [Makefile:6: test] Error 2

Just type the below command to check the installation

redis-server