June 13, 2020

How to install IPFS on Raspberry Pi

How to install IPFS on Raspberry Pi

Quoting the official IPFS website, let’s start with a very brief description of what IPFS (InterPlanetary FileSystem) is: a distributed system for storing and accessing files, sites, applications.

But now let’s see how to install IPFS on Raspberry Pi.

In this tutorial I will use a useful script created by claudiobizzotto, valid for the versions of Raspberry 1 – 2 – 3 – 4; I can confirm that I have installed IPFS with this script also on Raspberry Pi Zero (obviously the system will use quite all the available memory, so I do not recommend to install IPFS on a Raspberry Pi Zero!).

Let’s open the terminal and run the following commands:

git clone https://github.com/claudiobizzotto/ipfs-rpi.git
cd ipfs-rpi/

At this point we will have installed IPFS. To verify that everything went well, we query the demon asking for the list of nodes to which we are connected:

ipfs swarm peers

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