Upgrading ZCash from 1.0.8 to 1.0.11


I have seen the install video for Zcash, but it doesn’t cover updating from one version to another.
The user guide on github has instructions for upgrading, but they do not appear to work.

I am currently running 1.0.8 and want to upgrade to 1.0.11. Can anyone confirm the process?


How you upgrade depends on how you installed Zcash. Did you build from source, or are you using the Debian packages?

Debian packages I believe. I followed the instruction in the userguide.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Stop zcashd;

$ cd zcash
$ ./src/zcash-cli stop

Wait 1 min. then remove the old zcash folder;

$ cd
$ rm -rv zcash

Build new zcash as per the User Guide (build from source example);

$ git clone https://github.com/zcash/zcash.git
$ cd zcash/
$ git checkout v1.0.11
$ ./zcutil/fetch-params.sh

$ ./zcutil/build.sh --disable-rust -j$(nproc)


EDIT: Always BACKUP your wallet.dat etc.,


If you are using Debian packages, then you should be receiving updates to Zcash along with your regular system updates. All you then need to do is stop and restart Zcash, ie:

$ zcash-cli stop
$ zcashd

For those who may see this thread go by and are not on linux, binaries of my windows port for command line users is at:
and https://zcash4win.com has been updated with that release embedded in it as well.

Yes it was as simple as that. Thank you.