4. Download information

This section presents the different methods to download NUT.

4.1. Source code


You should always use PGP/GPG to verify the signatures before using any source code.

You can use the following procedure. to do so.

Stable tree: 2.7

You can also browse the stable source directory.

Development tree:

Code repository

The development tree is available through a Git repository hosted at GitHub.

To retrieve the current development tree, use the following command:

$ git clone git://github.com/networkupstools/nut.git

The configure script and its dependencies are not stored in Git. To generate them, ensure that autoconf, automake and libtool are installed, then run the following script in the directory you just checked out:

$ ./autogen.sh

Then refer to the NUT user manual for more information.

Browse code

You can also browse the code at GitHub, or at the Alioth mirror. The code was originally kept in Subversion, and the old Trac site will be kept around for a bit so as not to break the URLs in the mailing list archives.


GitHub has several download links for repository snapshots (for particular tags or branches), but you will need a number of tools such as autoconf, automake and libtool to use these snapshots.

If our Buildbot instance is behaving, you can download a snapshot which does not require auto* tools from this builder. Look for the latest [tarball] link towards the top of the page, and be sure to check the Build ## link to verify the branch name.

4.2. Binary packages


The only official releases from this project are source code.

NUT is already available in the following systems:

4.3. Java packages

The jNut package has been split into its own GitHub repository.

4.4. Virtualization packages