Cannot get upgrade to work

I am currently on 8.1.2 trying to get to 8.7.x and for the life of me I can’t get the installation process to work no matter which set of instructions I use. I’ve gone through them step-by-step five or six times and it always results in the same error:

Error: cabal: Could not resolve dependencies:
[__0] trying: cardano-node-8.7.3 (user goal)
[__1] trying: ouroboros-consensus- (dependency of cardano-node)
[__2] trying: cardano-ledger-binary- (dependency of
[__3] trying: vector- (dependency of ouroboros-consensus)
[__4] next goal: cardano-crypto-class (dependency of cardano-node)
[__4] rejecting: cardano-crypto-class- (conflict: pkg-config package
libblst-any, not found in the pkg-config database)
[__4] rejecting: cardano-crypto-class- (conflict: vector==,
cardano-crypto-class => vector<0.13)
[__4] skipping: cardano-crypto-class-, cardano-crypto-class-,
cardano-crypto-class-, cardano-crypto-class-,
cardano-crypto-class- (has the same characteristics that caused the
previous version to fail: excludes 'vector' version
[__4] rejecting: cardano-crypto-class- (conflict: cardano-ledger-binary
=> cardano-crypto-class>=2.1)
[__4] skipping: cardano-crypto-class-, cardano-crypto-class-2.0.0
(has the same characteristics that caused the previous version to fail:
excluded by constraint '>=2.1' from 'cardano-ledger-binary')
[__4] fail (backjumping, conflict set: cardano-crypto-class,
cardano-ledger-binary, cardano-node, vector)
After searching the rest of the dependency tree exhaustively, these were the
goals I've had most trouble fulfilling: cardano-crypto-class, cardano-node,
cardano-ledger-binary, vector, ouroboros-consensus
Try running with --minimize-conflict-set to improve the error message.

Anyone have any tips they can provide?

Did you already install BLST?

Yes, four times now.

And cabal update?

Yes, I did that as well… Unfortunately I couldn’t get it to work after several hours so I ended up upgrading a different node and just copying the bin folder over.

Hi, I’ve had to fight too to build new release on aarch64,
the key for me was to use GHC 9.6.3

Here ‘ghcup tui’ tool screenshot
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You might find that cardano-node 8.7.2 (and probably 8.7.3) segfaults on aarch64 machines when compiled with ghc 9.6.3. See my previous post about this, which I believe results from a known Haskell bug: Experience with v8.7.2 - #4 by Terminada

Since now no problem, no segfault, but unfortunately 9.6.3 it’s the only GHC version I can use to compile it, the others don’t.

I’ve cabal.project.local settings too like:

package cardano-crypto-praos
flags: -external-libsodium-vrf
package trace-dispatcher
ghc-options: -Wwarn
package HsOpenSSL
flags: -homebrew-openssl