Q & A

# Q & A

# Q & A

# How to upgrade Redspot

redspot is just a normal npm package. So it is upgraded in the same way as any other npm package.

npm upgrade upgrades all dependencies

npm upgrade redspot Upgrade only redspot

If you are using yarn

yarn upgrade-interactive --latest to upgrade all dependencies to the stable version

You can manually change the version number in package.json and reinstall the dependencies directly

  "name": "erc20",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@redspot/chai": "^0.10.2-1",
    "@redspot/gas-reporter": "^0.10.2-1",
    "@redspot/patract": "^0.10.2-1",
    "@types/chai": "^4.2.14",
    "@types/mocha": "^8.0.3",
    "chai": "^4.2.0",
    "redspot": "^0.10.2-1",
    "typescript": "^4.0.2"
  "scripts": {
    "build": "npx redspot compile",
    "test": "npx redspot test"

Note that it is best to upgrade all plugins to the latest version at the same time.

# Cannot call the contract when using erc20-trait

Since erc20-trait has extra namespaces, you must also add namespaces when calling it. Example.

// erc20
contractFactory.deploy("new", "1000000")
// erc20-trait
contractFactory.deploy("baseErc20,new", "1000000")

// erc20
// erc20-trait

// erc20
contract.tx.transfer(receiver.address, 7))
// erc20-trait
contract.tx["baseErc20,transfer"](receiver.address, 7))

# How to secure the private key online and avoid uploading to github

You can use environment variables to configure account, e.g.

// redspot.config.ts
import { RedspotUserConfig } from 'redspot/types';

export default {
  network: {
    mainnet: {
      account: [process.env.ACCOUNT]
    ACCOUNT] ... }
} as RedspotUserConfig;

Run the script.

REDSPOT_NETWORK=mainnet ACCOUNT="//Alice" npx redspot run . /scripts/deploy.ts

You can also use tools like dotenv (opens new window).