Installing migalood

Choose an Operating System

The operating system you use for your node is entirely your personal preference. You will be able to compile the Migaloo daemon on most modern Linux distributions and recent versions of macOS.

For the tutorial, it is assumed that you are using an Ubuntu LTS release.

If you have chosen a different operating system, you will need to modify your commands to suit your operating system.

Install prerequisites

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Go Lang

Follow the instructions here to install Go. Please install Go v1.20 or later.

For an Ubuntu LTS, you can probably use:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go && tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.20.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Unless you want to configure in a non-standard way, then set these in the .profile in the user's home (i.e. ~/) folder.

export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export GO111MODULE=on
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$HOME/go/bin

After updating your ~/.profile you will need to source it:

source ~/.profile

Build Migaloo from source

git clone
cd migaloo-chain
git fetch
git checkout <version-tag>

Migaloo's current Mainnet tag can be found here:

Once you're on the correct tag, you can build:

# in migaloo-chain directory
make install

To confirm that the installation has succeeded, you can run:

which migalood
# Should return similar to:
# /home/<username>/go/bin/migalood

migalood version
# Will return the version number of the branch checked out above

Should you come across any issue when installing migalood, please reach out via the Developer Channel on Discord

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