NOTE: unfortunately installing and managing Gekko is hard. You will need to touch the commandline and install a few developer tools. I am creating an official Gekko service called Gekko Plus that will NOT require any installation.
- Windows user? Please see the doc installing Gekko on windows instead.
- Docker user? You can run Gekko in a docker container, see installing Gekko using Docker instead.
- Server user? In order to run Gekko headless, see configuring Gekko on a server instead.
Here is a video of me explaining how to install Gekko the easiest way possible:
To get Gekko running you need to do the following:
- install nodejs
- install git
- download Gekko
- install Gekko & Gekko Broker dependencies
Gekko requires nodejs to be installed. Go ahead and install this if it's not already (Gekko requires at least version 8.11.2). We advice to download the current LTS.
As part of Gekko's installation process git is used, see this guide for installation instructions. If you do not already have git on your system.
The recommended way of downloading Gekko is by using git. This makes keeping Gekko up to date a lot easier. Run this in a terminal:
git clone git://github.com/askmike/gekko.git -b stable cd gekko
This will download the latest stable version of Gekko, remove the final
-b stable part to download the current latest release (which might not be as stable).
Alternatively you can manually download the latest stable version of Gekko on the releases page.
Once you have Gekko downloaded you need to install the dependencies, open your terminal and navigate to the gekko folder and run:
npm install --only=production
NOTE: You may see a vulnerability warning from NPM, if you run npm audit with --force, Gekko will break. See here.
You also need to install Gekko Broker's dependencies, run:
cd exchange npm install --only=production cd ..
After all the above you can start Gekko by running the following in your terminal:
node gekko --ui
See the updating Gekko doc.