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Installation Instructions for Mac
Installing with Homebrew
By far the easiest way to install go-ethereum is to use our Homebrew tap. If you don't have Homebrew, install it first.
Then run the following commands to add the tap and install
brew tap ethereum/ethereum brew install ethereum
You can install the develop branch by running
brew install ethereum --devel
After installing, run
geth account new to create an account on your node.
You should now be able to run
geth and connect to the network.
Make sure to check the different options and commands with
For options and patches, see: https://github.com/ethereum/homebrew-ethereum
Building from source
Building Geth (command line client)
Clone the repository to a directory of your choosing:
git clone https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum
geth requires the Go compiler:
brew install go
Finally, build the
geth program using the following command.
cd go-ethereum make geth
If you see some errors related to header files of Mac OS system library, install XCode Command Line Tools, and try again.
You can now run
build/bin/geth to start your node.