Debian binary packages

Daira Hopwood edited this page Jun 24, 2017 · 21 revisions

Zcash Company operates a package repository for 64-bit Debian-based distributions. If you'd like to try out the binary packages, you can set it up on your system and install Zcash from there.

First install the following dependency so you can talk to our repository using HTTPS:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

Next add the Zcash master signing key to apt's trusted keyring:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

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Add the repository to your sources:

echo "deb [arch=amd64] jessie main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zcash.list

Finally, update the cache of sources and install Zcash:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install zcash

Lastly you can run zcash-fetch-params to fetch the zero-knowledge parameters, and set up ~/.zcash/zcash.conf before running Zcash as your local user, as documented in the User Guide.


Note: Only x86-64 processors are supported.

If you're starting from a new virtual machine, sudo may not come installed. See this issue for instructions to get up and running:

libgomp1 or libstdc++6 version problems

These libraries are provided with gcc/g++. If you see errors related to updating them, you may need to upgrade your gcc/g++ packages to version 4.9 or later. First check which version you have using g++ --version; if it is before 4.9 then you will need to upgrade.

On Ubuntu Trusty, you can install gcc/g++ 4.9 as follows:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install g++-4.9


The repository is also accessible via Tor, after installing the apt-transport-tor package, at the address zcaptnv5ljsxpnjt.onion. Use the following pattern in your sources.list file: deb [arch=amd64] tor+http://zcaptnv5ljsxpnjt.onion/ jessie main

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