The Nethermind's source code can be obtained from our repository on GitHub:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/nethermindeth/nethermind.git
There are two options buiding Nethermind from source code:
Building standalone binaries
To build Nethermind from source, install .NET SDK 7 or later.
To build both the client and tests, run the following command from the project's root directory:
dotnet build src/Nethermind/Nethermind.sln -c release
To simply run the client with a specific configuration without building tests, see below.
Before running the client or tests, ensure the platform-specific prerequisites are met.
Nethermind can be launched immediately without compiling explicitly (thus, the previous step can be skipped). The following command builds Nethermind if needed and runs it:
dotnet run -c release -- -c mainnet
All Nethermind-specific parameters can be specified after
--. For instance, the command above specifies the Mainnet
The build artifacts can be found in the
bin/release/net7.0 directory. By default, the logs and database directories
are located here as well.
For more info, see Running Nethermind.
There are two test suites — Nethermind and Ethereum Foundation. Tests can be run with the following commands (the initial step of the build is not required):
# Run Nethermind tests
dotnet test Nethermind.sln -c release
# Run Ethereum Foundation tests
dotnet test EthereumTests.sln -c release
Bulding Docker image
To build Nethermind Docker image, run the following command from the project's root directory:
docker build -t nethermind .
For more info about running Docker containers, see Installing Nethermind.