I installed bitcoin core 26.1 on a Raspberry 5 (ARM Architecture) running Ubuntu 23.1. Upon running bitcoin-qt, I got the error that the library libxcb-xinerama0 is required but not installed.

It's easily fixed by installing it from the repositories (apt install libxcb-xinerama0), however, for a security conscious person this is a bit unsatisfying. Is there a reason this library is not packaged with the bitcoin core binaries?

After all you go through the hassle of verifying and cross checking all signatures of the binaries and then you have to install a third party untrusted library to run everything.

Many thanks for your answer regarding this design choice and about the safety of libxcb-xinerama0.

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    This might be better filed as a bug report on the Bitcoin Core repository.
    – Murch
    Commented Apr 15 at 14:35
  • Makes sense, will do that!
    – Neo
    Commented May 8 at 10:36


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