Stein Documentations

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Installing Stein

Installing Stein is simple. There are two approaches to installing Stein:

  1. Using a precompiled binary
  2. Installing from source

Downloading a precompiled binary is easiest, and we provide downloads over TLS along with SHA256 sums to verify the binary. We also distribute a PGP signature with the SHA256 sums that can be verified.

Precompiled Binaries

To install the precompiled binary, download the appropriate package for your system. Stein is currently packaged as a zip file. We do not have any near term plans to provide system packages.

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Once the zip is downloaded, unzip it into any directory. The stein binary inside is all that is necessary to run Stein (or stein.exe for Windows). Any additional files, if any, aren’t required to run Stein.

Copy the binary to anywhere on your system. If you intend to access it from the command-line, make sure to place it somewhere on your PATH.

Compiling from Source

To compile from source, you will need Go installed and configured properly (including a GOPATH environment variable set), as well as a copy of git in your PATH.

  1. Clone the Stein repository from GitHub into your GOPATH:

    $ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/ && cd $_
    $ git clone
    $ cd stein
  2. Build Stein for your current system and put the binary in ./bin/ (relative to the git checkout). The make dev target is just a shortcut that builds stein for only your local build environment (no cross-compiled targets).

    $ make build

Verifying the Installation

To verify Stein is properly installed, run stein -h on your system. You should see help output. If you are executing it from the command line, make sure it is on your PATH or you may get an error about Stein not being found.

$ stein -h
Last updated on 17 Jan 2019 / Published on 17 Jan 2019
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