I've been having a really hard time struggling through installation. The problem is there seem to be two ways to install, one through a download link and one through src. However, both methods still have many problems and the dependencies are unclear. I explained the specifics of the problem on GitHub.
I was hoping that I would be able to download bitcoin from GitHub, enter the src file, and run
./bitcoin-qt -server to be able to run in prune mode. However, I am still getting errors. For example,
zsh: killed ./bitcoin-qt -server
I am not able to download the whole blockchain at 500 GB, but I need to use the
bitcoin-cli. My thought was running
./bitcoin-qt -server would allow me to prune the download as explained on StackExchange and operate
bitcoin-cli, without having to run
- Is running
bitcoindnecessary to run
- Is it possible to run
bitcoin-cliwithout downloading the entire blockchain?
- What is the cleanest path to getting started with