The source code is available from the Launchpad project here. The easiest way to get the code is with bzr branch of the desired release, such as the following:
bzr branch lp:percona-xtrabackup/2.2
You should then have a directory named after the release you branched, such as percona-xtrabackup.
The following packages and tools must be installed to compile Percona XtraBackup from source. These might vary from system to system.
In Debian-based distributions, you need to:
$ apt-get install build-essential flex bison automake autoconf bzr \ libtool cmake libaio-dev mysql-client libncurses-dev zlib1g-dev \ libgcrypt11-dev
In RPM-based distributions, you need to:
$ yum install cmake gcc gcc-c++ libaio libaio-devel automake autoconf bzr \ bison libtool ncurses5-devel
At the base directory of the source code tree, if you execute:
$ cmake -DBUILD_CONFIG=xtrabackup_release && make -j4
and you go for a coffee, at your return Percona XtraBackup will be ready to be used.
The following command:
$ make install
will install all Percona XtraBackup binaries, the innobackupex script and tests to /usr/local/xtrabackup. You can override this either with:
make DESTDIR=... install
or by changing the installation layout with: