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Installing on Debian, Ubuntu, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and similar

These instructions apply to any Debian-based distribution with systemd.

Yggdrasil is supported on Debian Linux. Debian binary packages exist to simplify the installation of Yggdrasil. These will also work on any Debian-based distribution, e.g. elementaryOS.

One-off installation

Debian packages are built and are available in the GitHub Releases. Install the package using dpkg -i filename.deb.

Package install from your distribution

Some Debian-based distributions may have an yggdrasil-go package available in their repositories:

sudo apt-get install yggdrasil

Package install from the S3 repository

On some platforms, e.g. Raspberry Pi, you may need to start by installing dirmngr if it is not already available:

sudo apt-get install dirmngr

Then import the repository key to your gpg keyring and export it to your apt keyring:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/apt-keys
gpg --fetch-keys https://neilalexander.s3.dualstack.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/deb/key.txt
gpg --export BC1BF63BD10B8F1A | sudo tee /usr/local/apt-keys/yggdrasil-keyring.gpg > /dev/null

Add the repository into your apt sources:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/local/apt-keys/yggdrasil-keyring.gpg] http://neilalexander.s3.dualstack.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/deb/ debian yggdrasil' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yggdrasil.list
sudo apt-get update

Note: The repository also works over HTTPS - you will need to sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https and then edit the above URL so that it starts with https:// instead of http:// in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yggdrasil.list.

Install Yggdrasil:

sudo apt-get install yggdrasil

After installation

Configuration will be generated automatically into /etc/yggdrasil.conf when the package is installed, and the Yggdrasil service will automatically be installed into systemd.

Enable and start the service after install/upgrade:

sudo systemctl enable yggdrasil
sudo systemctl start yggdrasil

To make configuration changes, modify the /etc/yggdrasil.conf file and then restart the Yggdrasil daemon:

systemctl restart yggdrasil

Read the Linux platform page page for further information about Linux platform support.