I downloaded the latest github .zip for version 0.6 and unpacked it but when I check the version I am running it returns:


Any idea what I did incorrectly? What's the proper way to update C-Lighting from the terminal in Ubuntu?

  • When you run it, what command are you using? Did you build and install 0.6 in the same location your path points to? Aug 1, 2018 at 6:49
  • You can see which binary executes by using which lightningd. Like @MeshCollider mentions, this is likely due to the old binary being executed instread of the new one
    – cdecker
    Aug 1, 2018 at 9:57
  • I am using this command to run it: lightningd/lightningd --network=bitcoin --log-level=debug --ipaddr=$my_ip --alias=someNode. Sorry I am very new to this. All I did was download the latest .zip file from the github and unpacked it in my existing lightning folder that has the previous binary. What should I do differently? TIA
    – Fontaine
    Aug 3, 2018 at 1:56
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    Is there a lightning in your directory? You might have nested the installations. The simplest way to solve it is to move/remove the origin directory and unzip the release in a new directory.
    – cdecker
    Aug 5, 2018 at 12:28

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I just deleted the original folder and installed from scratch.

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