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Installing manually on Linux

Yggdrasil is supported on Linux. You can either download the latest binary from CircleCI or you can build from source.

Download binaries

Download the relevant Linux yggdrasil and yggdrasilctl binaries from the Builds page.

Copy these into a suitable location:

sudo cp {yggdrasil,yggdrasilctl} /usr/local/bin

Build from source

Linux has most of the tools needed to build Yggdrasil from source - you just need to install the Go toolchain. Yggdrasil requires Go 1.11 as a minimum.

Clone the repository and build:

cd /path/to
git clone https://github.com/yggdrasil-network/yggdrasil-go

Build Yggdrasil:

cd /path/to/yggdrasil-go

The build will produce yggdrasil and yggdrasilctl binaries - copy these into a suitable location:

sudo cp {yggdrasil,yggdrasilctl} /usr/local/bin

Debug builds

You can create a debug build by running ./build -d instead of ./build. Debug builds contain profiling code as well as additional debugging symbols. They are likely to be larger files as a result.

Install systemd service

systemd service scripts are included in the contrib/systemd/ folder so that it runs automatically in the background (using /etc/yggdrasil.conf for configuration).

Create the yggdrasil group on your system - the systemd service will run with this group:

sudo groupadd --system yggdrasil

Copy the service files:

sudo cp contrib/systemd/yggdrasil.service /etc/systemd/system
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Enable and start Yggdrasil:

sudo systemctl enable yggdrasil
sudo systemctl start yggdrasil

Once installed as a systemd service, you can read the yggdrasil output using systemctl or journalctl:

systemctl status yggdrasil
journalctl -u yggdrasil

Generate configuration

Generate an initial Yggdrasil configuration file:

sudo yggdrasil -genconf > /etc/yggdrasil.conf

You can make changes to this file as described in the Configuration page.

After installation

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