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aspire-lib is the reference implementation of the Aspire Protocol.

Ubuntu 16.04 Build Instructions

Note: for the command-line interface to aspire-lib(, see aspire-cli.

Install Python3.5.6

sudo apt install -y build-essential checkinstall
sudo apt install -y libreadline-gplv2-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libbz2-dev libssl-dev
cd /tmp
tar xzf Python-3.5.6.tgz
cd Python-3.5.6
sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations
sudo make altinstall

(optional) Create aspire user. (every command following this should be used as this user, run all aspire software in its own user)

sudo adduser aspire --disabled-password

Setup virtualenv

cd ~
python3.5 -m venv ./virt
source ~/virt/bin/activate

Clone aspire-lib

cd ~
source ~/virt/bin/activate
git clone
cd aspire-lib
pip install -r requirements.txt
python install

Followed by aspire-cli:

cd ~
source ~/virt/bin/activate
git clone
cd aspire-cli
pip install -r requirements.txt
python install

Basic Usage

Everything in this section assumes you've followed the setup and install from above. Be sure to always enter your python virtualenv

source ~/virt/bin/activate

Via command-line

(Requires aspire-cli to be installed.)

  • The first time you run the server, you may bootstrap the local database with: $ aspire-server bootstrap

  • Start the server with: $ aspire-server start

  • Check the status of the server with: $ aspire-client getinfo

  • For additional command-line arguments and options: $ aspire-server --help $ aspire-client --help

Via Python

Bare usage from Python is also possible, without installing aspire-cli:

>>> from aspirelib import server
>>> db = server.initialise(<options>)
>>> server.start_all(db)

Configuration and Operation

The paths to the configuration files, log files and database files are printed to the screen when starting the server in ‘verbose’ mode: $ aspire-server --verbose start

By default, the configuration files are named server.conf and client.conf and located in the following directories:

  • Linux: ~/.config/aspire/
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Aspire\

Client and Server log files are named aspire.client.[testnet.]log and aspire.server.[testnet.]log, and located in the following directories:

  • Linux: ~/.cache/aspire/log/
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Local\Aspire\aspire\Logs

Aspire API activity is logged in server.[testnet.]api.log and client.[testnet.]api.log.

Aspire database files are by default named aspire.[testnet.]db and located in the following directories:

  • Linux: ~/.local/share/aspire
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Roaming\Aspire\aspire

Configuration File Format

Manual configuration is not necessary for most use cases. "back-end" and "wallet" are used to access AspireGas server RPC.

A aspire-server configuration file looks like this:

backend-name = addrindex
backend-user = <user>
backend-password = <password>
rpc-host =
rpc-user = <rpcuser>
rpc-password = <rpcpassword>

The force argument can be used either in the server configuration file or passed at runtime to make the server keep running in the case it loses connectivity with the Internet and falls behind the back-end database. This may be useful for non-production Aspire servers that need to maintain RPC service availability even when the backend or aspire server has no Internet connectivity.

A aspire-client configuration file looks like this:

wallet-name = gaspcore
wallet-connect = localhost
wallet-user = <user>
wallet-password = <password>
aspire-rpc-connect = localhost
aspire-rpc-user = <rpcuser>
aspire-rpc-password = <password>

Developer notes


  • Major version changes require a full (automatic) rebuild of the database.
  • Minor version changes require a(n automatic) database reparse.
  • All protocol changes are retroactive on testnet.

Continuous integration

  • TravisCI is setup to run all tests with 1 command and generate a coverage report and let python-coveralls parse and upload it. It does runs with --skiptestbook=all so it will not do the reparsing of the bootstrap files.
  • CircleCI is setup to split the tests as much as possible to make it easier to read the error reports. It also runs the integration_test.test_book tests, which reparse the bootstrap files.


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