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Install Akash CLI

Select a tab below to view instructions for MacOS, Linux, or compiling from source.
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MacOS

The simplest way to install Akash is using Homebrew using:
brew untap ovrclk/tap
brew tap akash-network/tap
brew install akash-provider-services
If you do not have homebrew, follow the below steps for installing the Akash Binary.
Download Akash Binary
These commands will retrieve the latest, stable version of the Akash software, store the version in a local variable, and install that version.
cd ~/Downloads
#NOTE that this download may take several minutes to complete
curl -sfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/provider/main/install.sh | bash
Move the Akash Binary
Move the binary file into a directory included in your path
sudo mv ./bin/provider-services /usr/local/bin
Verify Akash Installation
Verify the installation by using a simple command to check the Akash version
provider-services version
Expect/Example Output
provider-services version
v0.4.8
The simplest way to install Akash is using Homebrew using:
brew untap ovrclk/tap
brew tap akash-network/tap
brew install akash-provider-services
If you do not have homebrew, follow the below steps for installing the Akash Binary.
Download Akash Binary
These commands will retrieve the latest, stable version of the Akash software, store the version in a local variable, and install that version.
cd ~
apt install jq -y
apt install unzip -y
curl -sfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/provider/main/install.sh | bash
Add Akash Install Location to User’s Path
Add the software’s install location to the user’s path for easy use of Akash commands.
NOTE: Below we provide the steps to add the Akash install directory to a user’s path on a Linux Ubuntu server. Please take a look at a guide for your operating system and how to add a directory to a user’s path.
Open the user’s path file in an editor:
vi /etc/environment
View within text editor prior to the update:
PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin"
Add the following directory, which is the Akash install location, to PATH. In this example the active user is root. If logged in as another username, replace /root with your current/home directory.
/root/bin
View within the text editor following the update:
PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin:/root/bin"

Make the Path Active in the Current Session

. /etc/environment

Verify Akash Install

Display the version of Akash software installed. This confirms the software installed and that the new user path addition worked.
provider-services version
Expected/Example Result
provider-services version
v0.4.7

From Source

Installing Akash suite from source:
$ go get -d github.com/akash-network/provider
$ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/akash-network/provider
$ AKASH_NET="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/net/main/mainnet"
$ AKASH_VERSION="$(curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/akash-network/provider/releases/latest | jq -r '.tag_name')"
$ git checkout "v$AKASH_VERSION"
$ make deps-install
$ make install
Akash is developed and tested with golang 1.16+. Building requires a working golang installation, a properly set GOPATH, and $GOPATH/bin present in $PATH.
Once you have the dependencies properly setup, download and build akash using make install