# Install go-bitsong
This guide will explain how to install the
bitsongcli entrypoints onto your system. With these installed on a server, you can participate in the testnet as either a Full Node or a Validator.
# Install Go
go by following the official docs. Remember to set your
$PATH environment variable, for example:
mkdir -p $HOME/go/bin echo "export PATH=$PATH:$(go env GOPATH)/bin" >> ~/.bash_profile source ~/.bash_profile
Go 1.13+ is required for
# Install the binaries
Next, let's install the latest version of
go-bitsong. Make sure you
git checkout the correct released version.
git clone -b <latest-release-tag> https://github.com/bitsongofficial/go-bitsong cd go-bitsong && make install
If this command fails due to the following error message, you might have already set
LDFLAGS prior to running this step.
# github.com/bitsongoffcial/go-bitsong/cmd/bitsongd flag provided but not defined: -L usage: link [options] main.o ... make: *** [install] Error 2
Unset this environment variable and try again.
LDFLAGS="" make install
NOTE: If you still have issues at this step, please check that you have the latest stable version of GO installed.
That will install the
bitsongcli binaries. Verify that everything is OK:
$ bitsongd version --long $ bitsongcli version --long
bitsongcli for instance should output something similar to:
name: go-bitsong server_name: bitsongd client_name: bitsongcli version: 0.3.1 commit: 4a2595e9c9308196e2a27ff0c914e0217696cb72 build_tags: netgo,ledger go: go version go1.13.6 linux/amd64
# Build Tags
Build tags indicate special features that have been enabled in the binary.
|netgo||Name resolution will use pure Go code|
|ledger||Ledger devices are supported (hardware wallets)|