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Akash Client Installation

The Akash Suite is composed of a full node akashd and the client akash. The full node akashd is the tendermint-based blockchain node that implements the decentralized exchange. akash is the client used to access the exchange and network in general.

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MacOS

The simplest way to install is by using homebrew. If you do not have homebrew, you can install homebrew using:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Install akash client and akashd daemon using homebrew:

brew install ovrclk/tap/akash

Once installed, verify the installation by running akash version.

Alternatively, you can manually download the binaries from the releases page. The latest release is 0.5.5 as of writing of this document, please make sure to check the releases page for the latest version. The final step is to make sure that the akash binary is available on the PATH.This page contains instructions for setting the PATH on MacOS.

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Linux

Download the linux archive from the release page. The latest release is 0.5.5 as of writing of this document, please make sure to check the releases page for the latest version.

The final step is to make sure that the terraform binary is available on the PATH.This page contains instructions for setting the PATH on Linux.

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Others (From Source)

Installing Akash suite from source

$ go get -d github.com/ovrclk/akash
$ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/ovrclk/akash
$ make deps-install
$ make install

Akash is developed and tested with golang 1.13.1+. Building requires a working golang installation, a properly set GOPATH, and $GOPATH/bin present in $PATH.

For development environments, requirements include:

Most golang libraries will be packaged in the local vendor/ directory via glide, however the following packages will be installed globally with their binaries placed in $GOPATH/bin by make devdeps-install:

Once you have the dependencies properly setup, download and build akash and akashd using make install

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