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RSK node on Linux
Here you have the steps to compile and run an RSK node on Linux.
This page is organized in this way:
First of all, you will need to install:
|Git for Linux||Download this Git command line tool|
|Java 8 JDK||Follow the steps to install Java. To check if installation went correctly, check the version with command:
|IntelliJ IDEA Community||Install this Java IDE|
Get the source code
Using the installed command-line tool Git, you need to retrieve (or clone) the RskJ Github source code from here.
Run these commands on Git command line:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/rsksmart/rskj.git cd rskj git checkout tags/ORCHID-0.6.0 -b ORCHID-0.6.0
Note: it is better to download the code into a short path.
Ensure the security chain
Ensure the security chain of the downloaded source code as explained here.
Get external dependencies
Before you can launch IntelliJ IDEA, there is an important step.
Browse in your RskJ cloned directory and then launch
configure.sh with the following terminal command:
This will download and set important components (e.g. Gradle Wrapper).
Compiling and running the node
Now, you can launch IntelliJ IDEA:
in a terminal, and from the folder you extracted the
tar.gz, go into
Then, type the following command to load the script:
When IntelliJ IDEA is launched you should have a window with different choices.
- Choose Import project.
- Browse in the RskJ downloaded code the file
rskj\build.gradleand select it. Click NEXT.
- Within the dialog select Use default gradle wrapper and then click Finish. Keep IntelliJ IDEA opened.
IDEA Build/Run configuration
We need to create a new configuration profile to run the node from IDEA. That can be done by clicking on Run -> Edit Configurations or as shown in the following picture:
Then set the options as shown below:
- Main Class:
- Working directory:
- Use classpath of module:
- JRE need to be set as:
Default (1.8 - SDK of 'rsk-core_main' module)
Running the node
We are ready to run the node using IDEA, just press the Start (green arrow) button at the right of the configuration we've just created.
If everything is OK you should see the debug information like that:
And yes! Congratulations! Now you're running a local RSK node :)
You're joined to MainNet by default.
If you want to switch the network, add:
- For TestNet:
- For RegTest:
Inside the field
VM options in your run configuration.
We hope our Troubleshooting section can help you!