Update Automatically on Linux
On Linux, you can set up
rippled to automatically upgrade to the latest version with a one-time
cron configuration. Ripple recommends enabling automatic updates if possible.
These instructions assume you have already installed
rippled from the
yum repository (CentOS/RedHat) or using
To set up automatic updates, complete the following steps:
/opt/ripple/etc/update-rippled-cronexists. If it does not, update manually (CentOS/Red Hat or Ubuntu/Debian).
Create a symlink in your
cron.dfolder to the
sudo ln -s /opt/ripple/etc/update-rippled-cron /etc/cron.d/
This configuration runs a script to update the installed
rippledpackage within an hour of each new release. To avoid network instability from too many servers updating at the same time, this script does not automatically restart the server, so it continues to run the old version until it restarts.
Whenever a new release comes out, you must manually restart the
rippledservice to switch to the updated software.
sudo systemctl restart rippled.service
Caution: In the future, it is possible that changes to Ripple's repositories may require manual intervention to update the URLs where your script searches for updates. Stay tuned to the XRP Ledger Blog or the ripple-server mailing list for announcements on any required changes.