I'm following these instructions to start up cardano-node from source.

After downloading cardano-node from GitHub, I see that script\bin_path.sh does exist.

After selecting the latest version it still does not.

git fetch --all --recurse-submodules --tags
git tag
git checkout tags/1.23.2

Then after building, the following instructions fail:

cp -p "$(./scripts/bin-path.sh cardano-node)" ~/.local/bin/
cp -p "$(./scripts/bin-path.sh cardano-cli)" ~/.local/bin/
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    Can you please post the error message. How is it failing?
    – raghu
    May 2, 2021 at 6:18
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    I didn't see any error, but it's clearly not going to work because bin_path.sh is referenced and does not exist. I copied that script from a different branch and it worked. I need to be added, or the documentation needs to be changed.
    – Matt
    May 2, 2021 at 8:21
  • Can you log it as a bug on Git?
    – gRebel
    May 4, 2021 at 9:32

1 Answer 1


You're using tags/1.23.2. The most recent release was tags/1.26.2. You can see the file on master at the moment [0] so I'd suggest checking out a more recent version of cardano-node and opening a PR or submitting an issue on GitHub to update the node version that the docs suggest using.

[0] https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-node/blob/master/scripts/bin-path.sh

  • It's also missing from 1.26.2.
    – Matt
    May 6, 2021 at 2:26
  • Just merge the file into 1.26.2 if you need it May 6, 2021 at 9:39

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