Go here to install Rust.
You should know!
We recommend reading chapters 1-9 of the Rust book which cover the basics of using Rust (Most of the time you don't need advanced Rust to write anchor programs).
Go here to install Solana and then run
solana-keygen new to create a keypair at the default location. Anchor uses this keypair to run your program tests.
You should know!
We also recommend checking out the official Solana developers page.
Go here to install Yarn.
Installing using Anchor version manager (avm) (recommended)
Anchor version manager is a tool for using multiple versions of the anchor-cli. It will require the same dependencies as building from source. It is recommended you uninstall the NPM package if you have it installed.
avm using Cargo. Note this will replace your
anchor binary if you had one installed.
cargo install --git https://github.com/coral-xyz/anchor avm --locked --force
On Linux systems you may need to install additional dependencies if cargo install fails. E.g. on Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install -y pkg-config build-essential libudev-dev libssl-dev
Install the latest version of the CLI using
avm, and then set it to be the version to use.
avm install latest avm use latest
Verify the installation.
Install using pre-build binary on x86_64 Linux
Anchor binaries are available via an NPM package
x86_64 Linux is supported currently, you must build from source for other OS'.
Build from source for other operating systems without avm
We can also use Cargo to install the CLI directly. Make sure that the
--tag argument uses the version you want (the version here is just an example).
cargo install --git https://github.com/coral-xyz/anchor --tag v0.26.0 anchor-cli --locked
On Linux systems you may need to install additional dependencies if cargo install fails. On Ubuntu,
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install -y pkg-config build-essential libudev-dev
Now verify the CLI is installed properly.