Installation Instructions for Ubuntu

Felix Lange edited this page Nov 15, 2016 · 14 revisions

Installing from PPA

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ethereum

If you want to stay on the bleeding edge, install the ethereum-unstable package instead.

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 geth --help

You can alternatively install only the geth CLI with apt-get install geth if you don't want to install the other utilities (bootnode, evm, disasm, rlpdump, ethtest).

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

Install latest distribution of Go (v1.7) if you don't have it already:

See instructions

Building geth requires Go and C compilers to be installed:

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential golang

Finally, build the geth program using the following command.

cd go-ethereum
make geth

You can now run build/bin/geth to start your node.

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