How to Install Gabriel on Linux

Supported Linux variants:

✓ Ubuntu 16, 18
✓ RedHat/CentOS 8 (Beta)
✓ Raspberry Pi2, 3, 4 – Raspbain Jessie, Stretch, Buster or latest (Experimental)
✓ Raspberry Pi3 w/Ubuntu 18.04 32bit (Experimental)


From your linux device, run the following commands:

1. Download the Gabriel Linux command line interface. This is used to install and interact with Gabriel after install.


2. Make the gabriel_cmd script executable

chmod +x gabriel_cmd

3. Install and Activate

To install, run gabriel_cmd without any parameters and follow the prompts on screen:

sudo ./gabriel_cmd

▸ What about a scripted install?


After install and on reboot Gabriel will automatically start. You can use systemctl commands to start, stop and restart gabriel. Example:

sudo systemctl restart gabriel

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While Gabriel is running, you can see activity written to the log file by running:

sudo tail -F /home/gabriel/.gabriel/logs/GabrielService.log

Running Gabriel Commands

Use gabriel_cmd to interact with your peers and other devices:

sudo ./gabriel_cmd fullhelp


To remove Gabriel from your system, use the following steps:

1. Delete the Gabriel device from your account
2. Uninstall Gabriel services using:

sudo dpkg --remove gabrielserver


Gabriel updates automatically but if you need to trigger an update, use the following commands:

sudo gabriel_cmd --upgrade

Details of upgrade activity can be found by viewing the update.log:

cat /var/log/gabriel_update.log

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