I am trying to create a local cluster using scrips available on solana repository. I am testing using v1.11.9.

I use the script multinode-demo/setup.sh to create a genesis block. Then i use the scripts multinode-demo/bootstrap-validator.sh and multinode-demo/faucet.sh to start the bootstrap validator and faucet.

After starting the bootstrap validator and faucet I am using using following command to use solana with my local cluster. solana config set --url http:\\

I get correctly the transaction count, slot and the balance of the bootstrap validator identity using solana cli.

When I do airdrop on an address the faucet accepts the airdrop request but the validator does not process it. And i get confirmation error on the solana cli. Same thing happen when i use transfer command to transfer some sol from bootstrap validator identity to another account.

In both cases I get following error : Error: unable to confirm transaction. This can happen in situations such as transaction expiration and insufficient fee-payer funds.

When i use the solana-test-validator i do not have this issue.

  • After some testing I found out that, If i download a solana version using solana-version init solana-test-validator works fine. But if i build solana source from source even solana-test-validator has same problem. Oct 2, 2022 at 17:22
  • I also found a wierd issue that compiling on master branch we do not get the same issue, but compiling a specific version v1.14.3 I have the same issue. Seems to be related to QUIC. Oct 3, 2022 at 17:08
  • I have created an issue for this comment : github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/28191 Oct 12, 2022 at 16:26
  • Hello I was able to achieve this with latest version, also did you tried to add validators to the local cluster ? I am facing slot synching issue while doing so. Can you help me on this ? Jan 31, 2023 at 20:23
  • @Galactus Godmode how can I make this work with 1.13.7? I have a local cluster I cannot make finalize a transaction...
    – T3chie
    Apr 25, 2023 at 0:33

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I found the issue, solana should be compiled with a specific version of rust because of quinn. You cannot compile solana with the latest rust compiler.

So when you compile solana instead of doing :

cargo build

It is better to do :

./cargo build

Check for whole conversation : https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/28191

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