Install Cabal, GHC, Libsodium
Now we need to connect to the server with our newly created user Cardano, root - we will no longer be using
Now you want to download and install all of the updates
sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get install curl wget python3 build-essential pkg-config libffi-dev libgmp-dev libssl-dev libtinfo-dev systemd libsystemd-dev libsodium-dev zlib1g-dev yarn make g++ jq libncursesw5 libtool autoconf automake git tmux htop nload -y
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"

Установка Cabal

e will install Cardano with Cabal. We will use the recommended version and install it in our local bin folder (.local/bin).
tar -xf cabal-install-
rm cabal-install-
mkdir -p ~/.local/bin
mv cabal ~/.local/bin/
Now you should have cabal installed in the ~/.local/bin/ folder, now we just have to make sure the system can find the cabal bin(executive) file too. Let's add this information to our user profile file (.bashrc), reload it (using the source code command), and check if we see our ~/.local/bin/ folder listed.
echo "export PATH=~/.local/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
echo $PATH
Now let's check if the latest version of the Cabal package is installed.
cabal update
cabal --version
you should see something like this
[email protected]:~$ cabal update cabal --version Config file path source is default config file. Config file /home/cardano/.cabal/config not found. Writing default configuration to /home/cardano/.cabal/config Downloading the latest package list from
cabal-install version compiled using version of the Cabal library

Installing GHC

Let's move on to the next steps - installing GHC - the Haskell code compiler (Cardano is written in Haskell )
tar -xf ghc-8.10.4-x86_64-deb9-linux.tar.xz
rm ghc-8.10.4-x86_64-deb9-linux.tar.xz
cd ghc-8.10.4
sudo make install
lets make sure that everything is installed correctly:
ghc --version
you should see something like this:
At this stage I had a glitch and after running the command above it was still showing an old version. This was fixed by a simple logoff and logon.
[email protected]:~$ ghc --version The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 8.10.4

Installing Libsodium

Create folder git, in which we will compile libsodium library:
mkdir -p ~/git
cd ~/git
Download and install the libsodium library (we need a specific branch of the library, so follow the manual).
git clone
cd libsodium
git checkout 66f017f1
sudo make install
Now we need to specify the following path to our .bashrc file
echo "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc