![image.png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/howo/23tbHAEfLVug1GpxE6vi5LhibWoQ88SeqNsKWio9vGeEWtPtw8EgBzsGQxkkKVdT7pj6v.png) Hello ! As some of you may know, I am working on hivemind (wohoo communities v2 coming soon:tm:) Setting up a dev environment can be a bit tricky so I figured I'd share a bit of the knowledge I got while doing it. For the record it's what I found, it may not be the best way to do it, if you know ways to improve it please comment below :) # Postgresql First we need a postgres database, I think docker is best here because it allows us to have exactly the version we want, and not struggle installing it. you will need to install docker and docker compose. one you have that create a docker-compose.yml file with this content ``` version: '3' services: dbpostgres: image: postgres:11 container_name: hivemind-postgres-dev-container ports: - "5532:5432" environment: - POSTGRES_DB=hive - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=root ``` Then in the directory run `docker compose up -d ` then connect to it using your favorite tool (I use datagrip) and install the intarray extension: (you could improve this with a post install script with the dockerfile but I didnt' have the motivation to do it for now) `CREATE EXTENSION IF NOT EXISTS intarray;` # Hive setup: (if hive got another update check https://gtg.openhive.network/get/bin/) (it's better to build hived yourself but we can assume @gtg is trustworthy) `wget https://gtg.openhive.network/get/bin/hived-v1.25.0` ``mv hived-v1.25.0 hived && chmod +x hived`` ``mkdir data`` execute hived for two seconds to create the directory structure `./hived -d data` then exit and delete the blockchain files `rm -rf ./data/blockchain/*` then we'll download the first 5 million block_log from gtg and put it on the right directory `wget https://gtg.openhive.network/get/blockchain/block_log.5M -P data/blockchain/ && mv data/blockchain/block_log.5M block_log` then update the hived config.ini: nano data/config.ini ``` log-appender = {"appender":"stderr","stream":"std_error"} log-logger = {"name":"default","level":"info","appender":"stderr"} backtrace = yes plugin = webserver p2p json_rpc plugin = database_api # condenser_api enabled per abw request plugin = condenser_api plugin = block_api # gandalf enabled witness + rc plugin = witness plugin = rc # market_history enabled per abw request plugin = market_history plugin = market_history_api plugin = account_history_rocksdb plugin = account_history_api # gandalf enabled transaction status plugin = transaction_status plugin = transaction_status_api # gandalf enabled account by key plugin = account_by_key plugin = account_by_key_api # and few apis plugin = block_api network_broadcast_api rc_api history-disable-pruning = 1 account-history-rocksdb-path = "blockchain/account-history-rocksdb-storage" # shared-file-dir = "/run/hive" shared-file-size = 20G shared-file-full-threshold = 9500 shared-file-scale-rate = 1000 flush-state-interval = 0 market-history-bucket-size = [15,60,300,3600,86400] market-history-buckets-per-size = 5760 p2p-endpoint = p2p-seed-node = # gtg.openhive.network:2001 transaction-status-block-depth = 64000 transaction-status-track-after-block = 42000000 webserver-http-endpoint = webserver-ws-endpoint = webserver-thread-pool-size = 8 ``` finally replay your node, and stop at 5 million blocks `./hived --replay-blockchain --stop-replay-at-block 5000000 -d data ` this will cook for 10-20 minutes depending on your hardware # Hivemind setup First, clone hivemind `git clone git@gitlab.syncad.com:hive/hivemind.git` then switch to the develop branch (usually better for...developping) `git checkout develop` and then install the dependencies `python3 -m pip install --no-cache-dir --verbose --user -e .[dev] 2>&1 | tee pip_install.log` Then if your hived node is done replaying, you can do your first sync: `./cli.py --database-url postgresql://postgres:root@localhost:5532/hive --test-max-block=4999998 --steemd-url={"default":"http://localhost:8091"}` this process will take quite a bit ( ~20 minutes or more depending on your hardware) Then what I like to do is dump the database so I can get back to this state easily without having to resync everything: `PGPASSWORD=root pg_dump -h localhost -p 5532 -U postgres -d hive -f dump.dump -format=custom` and if I want to restore: `PGPASSWORD=root pg_restore -h localhost -p 5532 -U postgres -d hive dump.dump -j12 --clean` Finally if you want to test some specific applications, mocks are your friends ! look into the `mock_data` folder for examples. In order to do a sync and add the mock data you can do this: `./cli.py --database-url postgresql://postgres:root@localhost:5532/hive --test-max-block=4999998 --steemd-url={"default":"http://localhost:8091"} --mock-block-data-path /home/howo/projects/hivemind/mock_data/block_data/community_op/mock_block_data_community_test.json` (replace the path with whatever mock file you have obviously) Slight note on --test-max-block, it needs to be the height of the highest block of your mocks + 2, because hivemind trails the real blockchain by two blocks, so if you set --test-max-block as 2 and your mocks end at block 2, they won't be picked up.

See: Hivemind dev environment setup guide (according to my findings, it may or may not be the best way) by @howo