Installing the Validator Software

Install the Solana release v0.23.1 on your machine by running:

curl -sSf | sh -s - 0.23.1

If you are connecting to a different testnet, you can replace 0.23.1 with the release tag matching the software version of your desired testnet, or replace it with the named channel stable, beta, or edge.

The following output indicates a successful update:

looking for latest release
downloading v0.23.1 installer
Configuration: /home/solana/.config/solana/install/config.yml
Active release directory: /home/solana/.local/share/solana/install/active_release
* Release version: 0.23.1
* Release URL:
Update successful

After a successful install, solana-install update may be used to easily update the cluster software to a newer version at any time.

Download Prebuilt Binaries

If you would rather not use solana-install to manage the install, you can manually download and install the binaries.


Download the binaries by navigating to, download solana-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.bz2, then extract the archive:

tar jxf solana-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
cd solana-release/
export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH


Download the binaries by navigating to, download solana-release-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.bz2, then extract the archive:

tar jxf solana-release-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.bz2
cd solana-release/
export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH

Build From Source

If you are unable to use the prebuilt binaries or prefer to build it yourself from source, navigate to, and download the Source Code archive. Extract the code and build the binaries with:

./scripts/ .
export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH

You can then run the following command to obtain the same result as with prebuilt binaries:

solana-install init