You can download pre-build packages, virtual machine appliances for testing or - of course - use an obligatory github clone.


Debian / Ubuntu

There are pre-build packages for Debian (wheezy+) and Ubuntu (12.04+) available. Please add

deb wheezy gonicus

in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/clacks.list, run

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gonicus-keyring
$ sudo apt-get update

Then you can install the packages

  • clacks-agent
  • clacks-client
  • clacks-shell

Depending on what you want to do.


Note that agent and client packages are not combinable in the moment.


The project is mirrored to github. This means that you can clone it using:

$ git clone git://

Also initialize the submodules:

$ git submodules init
$ git submodules update

Virtual appliances

There are two appliances that can be imported to your OVA capable virtualization solution (i.e. Virtual Box). You can use them to play around with a single agent and a client inside of your home network. Everything is more or less ready to use.