Blog Copying the urbit executable into your pier and new ways to run pack and meld

Jeremy Tunnell at

Starting with the urbit 1.9 binary, the executable is now part of your pier (the directory that has your planet's name).

Beginning with 1.9, all new installs will just work this way automatically.

However, if you are upgrading, you have to run the command to move the new 1.9 binary into the pier.

./urbit dock <pier>

So, if your pier is called "fabnem", then you'll run

./urbit dock fabnem
rm urbit (to remove the old executable)

You will get a confirmation, and then all of the commands that you will run from there on out will use the pier.

To boot:

./fabnem/.run -p <port>

To run pack:

./fabnem/.run pack

To run meld:

./fabnem/.run meld

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  • Aug 1, 2022 12:50 am EDT

    How do I upgrade to 1.9 if I'm using port? Do you know?

    • Aug 1, 2022 1:02 am EDT

      Nevermind, it seems to have done it automatically since the last time I booted. Whatever my issue is something else...