I want to upgrade to version 0.21.1 from an older version I built from source. However, it is unclear to me how I can upgrade using the .tar.gz file that's available from the Bitcoin Core website.

I think I found how to do the first step:

tar -xvf bitcoin-0.21.1-osx64.tar.gz

But after that, it's unclear to me how to proceed. Just trying to learn this stuff - many thanks for your help.

  • why don’t you download the .dmg installer instead of the .tar?
    – Mike D
    May 2 at 22:39
  • Does that also update the binaries used for the CLI?
    – Lobbelt
    May 4 at 9:30
  • No, the binaries are in the tarball. Upgrading should be as simple as replacing the old ones with the new ones
    – Mike D
    May 4 at 11:00

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