Melnode quick start
In this section, you will learn how to use melnode, Mel's reference node implementation.
- 1-core CPU
- 4 GB of RAM
- at least 200 GB of free storage (SSD not necessary)
- 10 Mbps download Internet service
- 4+ core CPU
- 16 GB of RAM
- 200+ GB of free storage on a fast device (SSD, RAID array, etc)
- 50+ Mbps up/download Internet service
For security reasons, until we have reliable, reproducible build infrastructure, we stick to releasing source code and do not distribute any official binary packages.
Fortunately, Rust's package manager, Cargo, is very easy to use, likely easier than whichever package manager you are already accustomed to.
Follow the instructions from the official Cargo Book to get started. Make sure that the
cargocommand is available and of the latest version:
$ cargo version
cargo 1.65.0 (4bc8f24d3 2022-10-20)
Simply run the following command:
$ cargo install --locked melnode
Don't forget the
--lockedparameter! That ensures that all dependencies are locked to the specific version we specify, which can sometimes be important for correct functionality.
This should kick off a fairly long build process, but eventually you should see something like this, indicating that
melnodehas been installed successfully:
Compiling Mel-bootstrap v0.6.1
Compiling imbl v1.0.1
Compiling lz4_flex v0.8.2
Compiling arc-swap v1.5.1
Compiling clone-macro v0.1.0
Compiling jemallocator v0.3.2
Compiling jemallocator-global v0.3.2
Compiling rusqlite v0.26.3
Compiling boringdb v0.4.1
Compiling melnode v0.14.0
Finished release [optimized] target(s) in 1m 29