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Celestia App

This tutorial will guide you through building Celestia App. This tutorial presumes you completed the steps in setting up your own environment here.

Install Celestia App

The steps below will create a binary file named celestia-appd inside $HOME/go/bin folder which will be used later to run the node. Be sure to select the correct network to install the binary for.

cd $HOME
rm -rf celestia-app
git clone
cd celestia-app/
APP_VERSION=$(curl -s \ \
| jq -r ".tag_name")
git checkout tags/$APP_VERSION -b $APP_VERSION
make install

To check if the binary was successfully compiled you can run the binary using the --help flag:

celestia-appd --help

You should see a similar output (with helpful example commands):

Start celestia app

celestia-appd [command]

Available Commands:
add-genesis-account Add a genesis account to genesis.json
collect-gentxs Collect genesis txs and output a genesis.json file
config Create or query an application CLI configuration file
debug Tool for helping with debugging your application
export Export state to JSON
gentx Generate a genesis tx carrying a self delegation
help Help about any command
init Initialize private validator, p2p, genesis, and application configuration files
keys Manage your application's keys
migrate Migrate genesis to a specified target version
query Querying subcommands
rollback rollback tendermint state by one height
rollback rollback cosmos-sdk and tendermint state by one height
start Run the full node
status Query remote node for status
tendermint Tendermint subcommands
tx Transactions subcommands
validate-genesis validates the genesis file at the default location or at the location passed as an arg
version Print the application binary version information

-h, --help help for celestia-appd
--home string directory for config and data (default "/root/.celestia-app")
--log_format string The logging format (json|plain) (default "plain")
--log_level string The logging level (trace|debug|info|warn|error|fatal|panic) (default "info")
--trace print out full stack trace on errors

Use "celestia-appd [command] --help" for more information about a command.