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Setup Indy SDK build environment for RHEL-based distributions

These instructions have been tested on:

  • Amazon Linux 2017.03
  • Fedora 27

Please follow the instructions appropriate for your distribution.

Building libindy

1. Install Rust

Installation via rustup is recommended. Follow these instructions.

2. Install dependencies available in system repositories

For Amazon Linux 2017.03/CentOS/RHEL:

yum clean all
yum upgrade -y
yum groupinstall -y "Development Tools"
yum install -y \
   wget \
   cmake \
   pkgconfig \
   openssl-devel \

For Fedora 26/27/28:

dnf clean all
dnf upgrade -y
dnf groupinstall -y "Development Tools"
dnf install -y \
   wget \
   cmake \
   pkgconfig \
   openssl-devel \

3. Build and install a modern version of libsodium from source

For Amazon Linux 2017.03 or other distributions without libsodium available in system repositories:

cd /tmp
curl | tar -xz
cd /tmp/libsodium-1.0.14
make install
rm -rf /tmp/libsodium-1.0.14

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/lib

For Fedora 26/27/28, libsodium-1.0.14 is already available as a system package:

dnf install libsodium libsodium-devel

Versions of libsodium from 1.0.15 onwards miss the required crypto_stream_aes128ctr_* functions. Because of this:

  • for distributions without libsodium in the system repositories: be advised that in the future the archive might be moved to
  • for Fedora and other distribution where libsodium is available: make sure that the available version is at most 1.0.14; if it is more recent, switch to building it from source as explained above

4. Additional dependencies

For Fedora 26/27/28, you may also need to install zeromq (libzmq) before being able to successfully build libindy:

dnf install zeromq zeromq-devel

If you discover that there are other dependencies not mentioned here, please open an issue.

5. Checkout and build the library

git checkout
cd ./indy-sdk/libindy
cargo build

Building indy-cli

indy-cli is dependent on libindy and must be built before indy-cli.

After building libindy, run the following commands from the indy-sdk directory:

cd indy-cli
RUSTFLAGS="-L ../libindy/target/{BUILD_TYPE}" cargo build

In the above command, substitute {BUILD_TYPE} with release or debug as appropriate.

If you have installed to a system-wide location and subsequently run ldconfig, you do not need to specify the RUSTFLAGS environment variable as rustc should be able to find without additional help.

If not, however, indy-cli needs help to be able to find while being built. Setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH is only referenced at runtime and not at build time and is not helpful in this case. Specifying RUSTFLAGS in the command above will tell rustc to also check ../libindy/target/{BUILD_TYPE} for libraries.

Running integration tests

Starting up

Start local nodes pool with Docker

This may be useful if you want to launch integration tests inside another container attached to the same docker network.

Run tests

RUST_TEST_THREADS=1 cargo test

It is possible to change ip of test pool by providing of TEST_POOL_IP environment variable:


See ci/amazon.dockerfile for example of Amazon Linux based environment creation in Docker.