I have recently created an api that runs the bitcoind commands. I had it running on another server, but it was setup by someone else. I have been searching for sensible instructions on how to install bitcoind on my new server, but can't find any.
Dependency Build Instructions: Ubuntu & Debian
for Ubuntu 12.04+:
db4.8 packages are available at: https://launchpad.net/~bitcoin/+archive/bitcoin
Ubuntu 12.10 has packages for libdb5.1-dev and libdb5.1++-dev, but using these will break binary wallet compatibility, and is not recommended.
for other Ubuntu & Debian:
(If using Boost 1.37, append
Retrieve and compile Bitcoin source
(much of this pulled directly from the build-unix.txt instructions)
From another site (SO clone - http://www.rugatu.com/questions/15712/how-to-install-bitcoind-in-linux):
Here the step-by-step setup. Follow the procedure as root, or as user but use sudo when needed. I'll use sudo here.
1) Add the experimental repository to get the latest version of bitcoind. To do so, run nano (or your preferred text editor) to open the sources.list:
and add to the end of the file the following line:
save and exit.
2) Run the update:
3) Install bitcoind from the experimental repo:
4) comment out the experimental repo line in sources.list.
The easiest way is to just download an RPM that does all of this for you. I provide one on my website for both i686 and x86_64:
These RPMs aren't signed, so install them at your own risk.
Don't want the RPM? Understandable. Get the compiled tarball from the bitcoin site (direct link)