In this guide, we will show you how to compile and install
cardano-wallet into your operating system of choice, directly from the source-code. This component provides a CLI (Command Line Interface) and Web API for creating multiple Cardano wallets, sending transactions, getting transaction history details, wallet balances and more!
If you want to avoid compiling the binaries yourself, You can download the latest pre-built binaries of
cardano-wallet from the links below.
This guide assumes you have installed
cardano-cli into your system. If not you can refer to Installing cardano-node guide for instructions on how to do that.
You must connect your
cardano-node to the
testnet network and make sure it is fully synchronized. If you are not sure how to do that, It is recommended to read Running cardano-node guide before proceeding.
Choose your Platform
MacOS / Linux
In this section, we will walk you through the process of downloading, compiling and installing
cardano-wallet into your Linux / MacOS based operating system.
Downloading & Compiling
We need to install cabal, if we don't have it. See the following link for instructions: https://www.haskell.org/cabal/
If you have followed the Installing cardano-node guide, You should have the
$HOME/cardano-src directory. If not, let's create a working directory to store the source-code and build for
mkdir -p $HOME/cardano-src
Next we download the
git clone https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-wallet.git
Switch the repository to the latest tagged commit:
TAG=$(git describe --tags --abbrev=0) && echo latest tag $TAG
git checkout $TAG
You can check the latest available version / tag by visiting the
cardano-wallet Github Release page. At the time of writing this, the current version is
v2021-11-11. You can list all tags also with
git tag -l command.
Building and installing the node
We can now build
cardano-wallet code to produce executable binaries.
cabal build all
Install the newly built
cardano-wallet binary to the
cabal install cardano-wallet
Check the version that has been installed:
You should see something like this:
v2021-11-11 (git revision: dac16ba7e3bf64bf5474497656932fd342c3b720)
Congratulations, you have successfully installed
cardano-wallet into your Linux/MacOS system! 🎉🎉🎉
Currently, the Windows installation guide is still in-progress. In the meantime we recommend using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to get a Linux environment on-top of Windows. Once you have that installed you can use the Linux guide to install and run
cardano-node within WSL.