Updating Lotus

If you installed Lotus on your machine, you can upgrade to the latest version by doing the following:

# get the latest
git pull origin master

# clean and remake the binaries
make clean && make build

Sometimes when you run Lotus after a pull, certain commands such as lotus daemon may break.

Here is a command that will delete your chain data, stored wallets and any miners you have set up:

rm -rf ~/.lotus ~/.lotusstorage

This command usually resolves any issues with running lotus commands but it is not always required for updates. We will share information about when resetting your chain data and miners is required for an update in the future.