Install Gaia

For gm to start the chains, it requires gaia to be installed.

NOTE: This assumes you have Golang programming language installed on your machine. If not, please ensure you install before proceeding. See more details in the Pre-requisites section.

Clone gaia

Clone the repository from Github:

git clone ~/go/src/

Build and Install

Run the make command to build and install gaiad

cd ~/go/src/
git checkout <latest-release-tag> 
make install

Find the latest-release-tag here.

NOTE: Specific to M1 MacOS, there could be some warnings after running make install which can be safely ignored as long as gaiad binaries are built in $HOME/go/bin directory.

Add the path export PATH=$HOME/go/bin:$PATH

If the command above is successful you can run the following command to ensure it was properly installed:

gaiad version --log_level error --long | head -n4


name: gaia
server_name: gaiad
version: v4.2.1
commit: dbd8a6fb522c571debf958837f9113c56d418f6b

Next Steps

In the next section you will learn how to start two local chains