Installation and Updates¶
Swarm is part of the Ethereum stack, the reference implementation is currently at POC (proof of concept) version 0.2.
The source code is found on github: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/tree/master/
Geth runs on all major platforms (linux, MacOSX, Windows, also raspberry pi, android OS, iOS).
This package has not been tested on platforms other than linux and OSX.
building the swarm daemon swarm requires the following packages:
Grab the relevant prerequisites and build from source.
On linux (ubuntu/debian variants) use
apt to install go and git
sudo apt install golang git
while on Mac OSX you’d use brew
brew install go git
Then you must prepare your go environment as follows
mkdir ~/go export GOPATH="$HOME/go" echo 'export GOPATH="$HOME/go"' >> ~/.profile
Installing from source¶
Once all prerequisites are met, download the go-ethereum source code
mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/ethereum cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/ethereum git clone https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum cd go-ethereum git checkout master go get github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum
and finally compile the swarm daemon
swarm and the main go-ethereum client
go install -v ./cmd/geth go install -v ./cmd/swarm
You can now run swarm to start your swarm node. Let’s check swarm‘s installation
Should give you some relevant information back
Swarm Version: 0.2 Network Id: 0 Go Version: go1.7.4 OS: linux GOPATH=/home/user/go GOROOT=/usr/local/go
Updating your client¶
To update your client simply download the newest source code and recompile.
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum git checkout master git pull go install -v ./cmd/geth go install -v ./cmd/swarm