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Syscoin 4.2.0 Upgrade Guide

Upgrade/Installation Guide:

Backup FIRST!

  1. Base on your OS, locate your wallet.dat within your Data Folder. This file contains your private key information so please back up this file before proceeding.
  • For Windows, the Data Folder is located at
    %APPDATA%\Syscoin
    or
    C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\Syscoin

  • For Linux, the Data Folder is located at
    ~/.syscoin

  • For MacOS, the Data Folder is located at
    ~/Library/Application Support/Syscoin

  1. Copy the wallet.dat to somewhere safe

  2. Ensure syscoind is not running before proceeding!

Windows

On Windows, please download the latest version here: https://github.com/syscoin/syscoin/releases

If you prefer an installer, use "win64-setup"
If you prefer a zipped standalone version, use "win64zip"

After Syscoin 4.2.0 is installed, launch Syscoin with the reindex flag on. Use this guide for a simple walk-through of reindexing.

Linux + MacOS

On Linux and MacOS, you can choose to use the pre-built binary (.dmg for MacOS) or build from source code:
https://github.com/syscoin/syscoin/releases

Compiling from source code

If you ran 4.0.3 before, please do the following first before checking out the latest code:
https://github.com/syscoin/syscoin/releases

cd ~/syscoin
git checkout v4.1.3
sudo make uninstall
make clean

This uninstall the 4.1.3 binaries from /usr/local/bin and then clean up the repo
Proceed as usual after

git checkout v4.2.0
./autogen.sh
./configure
make
sudo make install

Start syscoind with the reindex flag on. Use this guide for a simple walk-through of reindexing.

Linux: Using Pre-built Binaries

Download the binary

wget https://github.com/syscoin/syscoin/releases/download/v4.2.0/syscoin-4.2.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Check the shasum of the file (It shouldu say OK)

echo "c1ac0af2aab3d573684110363ccab5d294c3cc06d2365fc282e6aff37b80fd67 syscoin-4.2.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz" | sha256sum -c

Unzip the file

tar xf syscoin-4.2.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Install the binaries to /usr/local/bin

sudo install -m 0755 -o root -g root -t /usr/local/bin syscoin-4.2.0/bin/*

Start syscoind with the reindex flag on. Use this guide for a simple walk-through of reindexing.

Masternodes

Masternode Install/upgrade guide can be found here:
(Not ready yet) https://github.com/syscoin/Masternode-Install-Script

Start syscoind with the reindex flag on. Use this guide for a simple walk-through of reindexing.

Troubleshooting

Updated 12 days ago

Syscoin 4.2.0 Upgrade Guide


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