Installing pcli

Download prebuilt binaries from the Penumbra releases page on Github. Make sure to use the most recent version available, as the version of pcli must match the software currently running on the network.

Make sure choose the correct platform for your machine. Or, you can use a one-liner install script:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -LsSf https://github.com/penumbra-zone/penumbra/releases/download/v0.77.3/pcli-installer.sh | sh

# confirm the pcli binary is installed by running:
pcli --version

The installer script will place the binary in $HOME/.cargo/bin/.

If you see an error message containing GLIBC, then your system is not compatible with the precompiled binaries. See details below.

Platform support

Only modern versions of Linux and macOS are supported, such as:

  • Ubuntu 22.04
  • Debian 12
  • Fedora 39
  • macOS 14

When checking the locally installed binary via pcli --version, you may see an error message similar to:

pcli: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.30' not found (required by pcli)
pcli: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.29' not found (required by pcli)
pcli: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.32' not found (required by pcli)
pcli: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.34' not found (required by pcli)
pcli: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.33' not found (required by pcli)

If you see that message, you must either switch to a supported platform, or else build the software from source. If you need to use Windows, consider using WSL.