How are you installing Chia on Linux?

So I just noticed there are .deb and .rpm files for Linux if you go to the releases page on GitHub. The install link on sends you to the Wiki with instructions to install from Git. I never even realized there were packages, so I’ve been installing from Git this whole time.

It seemed odd to me the instructions say to install from the latest branch instead of a tag, so I guess now I know why. Lol.

Is anyone using those Linux packages?


I’ve used the git method as well.

I used the .deb package to install Chia on Ubuntu, and then again yesterday to update to 1.1.1… no problems at all.

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I find it weird they suggest git too. The python packages are published, as long as you have python3 installed (3.7+), this is the recipe I use:

$ python3 -m venv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv)$ pip install -U pip wheel
(venv)$ pip install chia-blockchain==1.1.2
(venv)$ chia init
(venv)$ chia keys add
(venv)$ chia plots create ....

To update, it’s just a matter of running 1 line, which will uninstall the old version and install the new one:

(venv)$ pip install chia-blockchain==x.y.z