I installed a while ago geth 1.4.17 from the git repo (together with cpp-ethereum, the genoil CUDA miner, and the Mist GUI wallet). However, now I can't figure for the life of me how to upgrade geth to 1.5.x (in preparation for the impending hard-fork), so I just downloaded the latest version of Mist (0.8.7), and it's syncing to the blockchain just fine. How can I ensure that it will be running on the new, hard-forked chain, though?

  • How did you install geth and mist? Just re-do it the same way and you are fine.
    – q9f
    Nov 22, 2016 at 14:30
  • @5chdn I forgot how I got it to compile and now the Makefiles are not working for me :( Nov 22, 2016 at 22:27

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Since you have the latest version of Mist, just restart it.

Alex from Mist said:

If you launch Mist now, it should auto-update to Geth 1.5.2. If you have it running, we suggest you restart the app before the fork.

He explained more here.

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