Getting Setup

Instruction to install the starsd binary

Stargaze Installation and Setup

Choose an Operating System

The operating system you use for your node is entirely your personal preference. You will be able to compile the stars daemon on most modern linux distributions and recent versions of macOS.
For the tutorial, it is assumed that you are using an Ubuntu LTS release.
If you have chosen a different operating system, you will need to modify your commands to suit your operating system.

Install pre-requisites

# update the local package list and install any available upgrades
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt upgrade -y
# install toolchain and ensure accurate time synchronization
sudo apt-get install make build-essential gcc git jq chrony -y

Install Go

Follow the instructions here to install Go. Please install Go v1.17 or later.
For an Ubuntu LTS, you can probably use:
wget https://golang.org/dl/go1.17.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go && tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.17.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Unless you want to configure in a non standard way, then set these in the .profile in the user's home (i.e. ~/) folder.
export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export GO111MODULE=on
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$HOME/go/bin
After updating your ~/.profile you will need to source it:
source ~/.profile

Build Stargaze from source

git clone https://github.com/public-awesome/stargaze
cd stargaze
git fetch
git checkout <version-tag>
If syncing from genesis, the mainnet version is v1.1.0. If syncing from a recent snapshot or statesync, then the review the latest mainnet version tag. Be sure to watch the #validator-announcements channel on the Stargaze Discord server.
For genesis, the mainnet version tag will be v1.1.0 - i.e:
git checkout v1.1.0
Once you're on the correct tag, you can build:
# in stargaze dir
make install
To confirm that the installation has succeeded, you can run:
which starsd
# Should return similar to:
# /home/<username>/go/bin/starsd
starsd version
# Will return the version number of the branch checked out above

Running a Node

Continue with Joining Mainnet.