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My bitcoin-qt (on ubuntu installed via the PPA) just plain won't sync. It's been running for days and no/little progress past ~82256 blocks remaining...

I've also got an error displaying "Warning: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade."

I've got a good unrestricted internet connection and plenty of RAM, CPU and HDD.

I even tried loading the client with instructions on here (bootstrapping) http://eu2.bitcoincharts.com/blockchain/ to no end.

I've also purged all files from the .bitcoin directory (excluding wallet.dat of course) and started again to no end.

Can someone help?

{
"version" : 80100,
"protocolversion" : 70001,
"walletversion" : 60000,
"balance" : 0.00000000,
"blocks" : 149874,
"connections" : 11,
"proxy" : "",
"difficulty" : 1468195.42722083,
"testnet" : false,
"keypoololdest" : 1337298958,
"keypoolsize" : 100,
"paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
"unlocked_until" : 0,
"errors" : "Warning: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade."
}
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Try starting with the -reindex command-line flag. That will rebuild the database on disk (as it seems corrupted), without redownloading the blocks you already have.

It's strange that wiping your datadir didn't help though.

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I installed the bitcoin-qt client from the https://www.weusecoins.com/en/getting-started website after purging the install from the PPA.

It all works fine now. Think it was a bad client.

  • After a few days of working fine, the error is back. I'll look into this and get back to you. – hozza May 2 '13 at 12:10
  • I've found a forum that shines some light on the subject. I'm running "-checkblocks=0 -checklevel=6" now, we'll see how that goes. bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=103167.0 – hozza May 2 '13 at 12:52
  • Seems to start working and then simply dies. I think it might have something to do with my encrypted file-system. – hozza May 3 '13 at 0:14

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