Decred v0.4.0 released


    Decred Release

    This repository contains the decred installer.

    For the release notes, manifests, and released binary achives please go to decred-binaries.

    Verifying Binaries

    Each release contains a manifest file with sha256 hashes for the binaries in that release. To verify these, you will need:

    • SHA256 - Once you download your file(s), you need to check their SHA256 hashes, so you may need to download a tool to do this, depending on your OS.
    • GnuPG or PGP - This is required to import public keys and verify signatures. Examples below use GnuPG.

    The steps to verify the binaries are as follows:

    1. Download the file manifest, the signature for the file manifest, and the binary for your OS from here.
    2. Obtain the SHA256 value for the binary for your OS and check that it matches the value in the file manifest, e.g. for 64-bit Linux <code>$ sha256sum dcrinstall-linux-amd64-v0.3.0 a53004599daeab51c0e86af026748b7aa55ff9e5d4844bef3b7d8ccf8a5d72a9 dcrinstall-linux-amd64-v0.3.0 </code>
    3. Import the Decred Release Signing Key in GnuPG.
      <code>$ gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 0x518A031D
        gpg: requesting key 518A031D from hkp server
        gpg: /home/user/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
        gpg: key 7608AF04: public key "Decred Release <[email protected]>" imported
        gpg: Total number processed: 1
        gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
    4. Verify the signature for the file manifest is valid and created by the Decred Release Signing Key.
      <code>$ gpg --verify manifest-dcrinstall-v0.3.0.txt
        gpg: assuming signed data in `manifest-dcrinstall-v0.3.0.txt'
        gpg: Signature made Wed 27 Jan 2016 08:56:59 PM UTC using RSA key ID 518A031D
        gpg: Good signature from "Decred Release <[email protected]>"
        gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
        gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
            Primary key fingerprint: FD13 B683 5E24 8FAF 4BD1 838D 6DF6 34AA 7608 AF04
             Subkey fingerprint: F516 ADB7 A069 852C 7C28 A02D 6D89 7EDF 518A 031D

    The binary for your platform is now verified and you can be confident they were generated by the Decred team.