This doc is written for developers, sysadmins, DevOps, or curious people who want to know how to run a NEAR node using
nearup on Windows.
This documentation may require additional edits. Please keep this in mind while running the following commands.
You can install
nearup by following the instructions at https://github.com/near/nearup.
The README for
nearup(linked above) may be all you need to get a node up and running in
nearupis exclusively used to launch NEAR
nearupis not used to launch
If Windows Subsystem for Linux is not enabled, open PowerShell as administrator and run:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
Then restart your computer.
Go to your Microsoft Store and look for Ubuntu; this is the Ubuntu Terminal instance. Install and launch it.
Now you might be asked for username and password, do not use admin as username.
Your Ubuntu Instance need initial before next steps
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config libssl-dev
You need to install OpenSSL, which you will need to run the node. To download OpenSSL, please run the following commands in the Ubuntu Terminal:
cd /tmp wget https://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-1.1.1.tar.gz tar xvf openssl-1.1.1.tar.gz
After it finished downloading OpenSSL, run the following commands to install:
cd openssl-1.1.1 sudo ./config -Wl,--enable-new-dtags,-rpath,'$(LIBRPATH)' sudo make sudo make install
The files will be under the following directory: /usr/local/ssl.
Once this is finished, you have to ensure that Ubuntu is going to use the right version of OpenSSL. Now update the path for man pages and binaries. Run the following command:
cd ../.. sudo nano /etc/manpath.config
A text file will open, add the following line:
MANPATH_MAP /usr/local/ssl/bin /usr/local/ssl/man
Once this is done press ctrl + o . It will ask you to save the file, just press enter. Now press ctrl + x to exit.
To make sure that OpenSSL is installed run:
openssl version -v
This should show you the installed version. More info on this can be found here. (https://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bionic/man1/version.1ssl.html)
Now you have to run the following commands to install all nessesary software and dependencies:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install -y git jq binutils-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev zlib1g-dev libdw-dev libiberty-dev cmake gcc g++ protobuf-compiler python3 python3-pip llvm clang
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh source $HOME/.cargo/env rustup default nightly
Great! All set to get the node up and running!
Clone the github nearcore
First we need to check a version which is currently working in testnet:
curl -s https://rpc.testnet.near.org/status | jq .version
You’ll get something like this: "1.13.0-rc.2". "1.13.0" is a branch which we need to clone to build our node for testnet.
git clone --branch 1.13.0 https://github.com/near/nearcore.git
This created a nearcore directory, change into that one and build a noce:
cd nearcore make release
pip3 install --user nearup export PATH="$HOME/.local/bin:$PATH"
Final: And now run the testnet:
nearup run testnet --binary-path ~/nearcore/target/release/
To be sure node is ruuning you can check logs
nearup logs --follow
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