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authorChristian Grothoff <>2010-07-28 20:13:14 +0000
committerChristian Grothoff <>2010-07-28 20:13:14 +0000
commitd72151f265cb7aacb184c1fbd160d6a323ccd9aa (patch)
parentbcee76e451efbd3c1dd296df5bd42643372e494a (diff)
fixing #1591 with more detailed, consistent instructions
1 files changed, 24 insertions, 12 deletions
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@@ -811,16 +811,28 @@ then
-You can build GNUnet with
- make install
-now. After that, install gnunet-gtk or gnunet-qt and run
- gnunet-setup -d wizard-gtk
-(on graphical systems with GTK) or
- gnunet-setup -d wizard-qt
-(on graphical systems with QT) or
- gnunet-setup -d wizard-curses
-(on text-based systems with curses) in order to make important configuration
-settings. If neither works for you, you can find a template configuration
-file in the contrib/ subdirectory. Copy it to /etc/gnunetd.conf and modify it
-using your favourite text editor.
+You can compile GNUnet with
+ make
+now. After that, run (if necessary as 'root')
+ make install
+to install everything. You may want to create a new user account
+to run the GNUnet service:
+ adduser gnunet
+You also need to create an configuration file that should
+specify the path where GNUnet should store data. For example,
+you could store in "/etc/gnunet.conf" the following lines:
+SERVICEHOME = /opt/gnunet/
+DEFAULTCONFIG = /etc/gnunet.conf
+Now, in order to start your peer, run as the 'gnunet' user
+ gnunet-arm -s
+Each GNUnet user should also create an (at least initially) empty
+configuration file:
+ mkdir $HOME/.gnunet/
+ touch $HOME/.gnunet/gnunet.conf
+Optionally, download and compile gnunet-gtk to get a GUI.