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Build from source#

Building Fluffy from source ensures that all hardware-specific optimizations are turned on. The build process itself is simple and fully automated, but may take a few minutes.


Fluffy is written in the Nim programming language. The correct version will automatically be downloaded as part of the build process!


Make sure you have all needed prerequisites.

Building the Fluffy client#

1. Clone the nimbus-eth1 repository#

git clone [email protected]:status-im/nimbus-eth1.git
cd nimbus-eth1

2. Run the Fluffy build process#

To build Fluffy and its dependencies, run:

make fluffy

This step can take several minutes. After it has finished, you can check if the build was successful by running:

# See available command line options
./build/fluffy --help

If you see the command-line options, your installation was successful! Otherwise, don't hesitate to reach out to us in the #nimbus-fluffy channel of our discord.

Keeping Fluffy updated#

When you decide to upgrade Fluffy to a newer version, make sure to follow the how to upgrade page.