Building pd

The node software pd is part of the same repository as pcli, so follow those instructions to clone the repo and install dependencies.

To build pd, run

cargo build --release --bin pd

Because you are building a work-in-progress version of the node software, you may see compilation warnings, which you can safely ignore.

Installing CometBFT

You’ll need to have CometBFT installed on your system to join your node to the testnet.

NOTE: Previous versions of Penumbra used Tendermint, but as of Testnet 62 (released 2023-10-10), only CometBFT v0.37.2 is supported. Do not use any version of Tendermint, which may not work with pd.

You can download v0.37.2 from the CometBFT releases page to install a binary. If you prefer to compile from source instead, make sure you are compiling version v0.37.2.