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Installing Penumbra Node and Running a Validator

The new version is available here:

Significant Update to the Penumbra Node Installation Script

Installation Script

To install a Penumbra node, run the following command:

curl -O && chmod +x && ./

This script sets up the necessary environment and installs Penumbra software.

Running the Validator

Before starting your validator, ensure you have test tokens. Request them in the Discord channel -testnet-faucet.

To initialize a validator, execute:

curl -O && chmod +x && ./

Note on Commands

Use commands in the form:

./target/release/pcli query validator list -i

instead of:

pcli query validator list -i

To fix this, make sure pcli is installed and added to your PATH. Here’s how you can do this:

Locate the pcli executable:

find / -name pcli 2>/dev/null

Add the directory where pcli resides to your PATH: Suppose pcli is in /root/penumbra/target/release/, then:

echo "export PATH=\$PATH:/root/penumbra/target/release" >> $HOME/.profile
source $HOME/.profile

After that, try running the command again:

pcli query validator list -i



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