I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I have downloaded Bitcoin-Qt, but I don't think it has installed itself. The instructions say "download and install" the software, but I'm afraid I need instructions that are a little more specific. If you can tell me how to install the software it would be greatly appreciated.

  • You need to be more specific. Where did you get the software from? What steps have you done? etc – Peter Jan 19 '12 at 16:15
  • I got the software from this website (bitcoin.org). I downloaded it, but I'm not very knowledgeable about Ubuntu or programming. I found one page that gave me a string of magic jibberish to put in the DOS window, which I did, but it seemed to have no effect. – Donnie Love Jan 19 '12 at 16:48
  • You're on bitcoin.stackexchange.com now, not bitcoin.org. I've edited your question to be more meaningful. – Meni Rosenfeld Jan 19 '12 at 19:11
  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt
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  • When I put in that second line of jibberish I get this: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? donnie@donnie-amdnew:~$ I frequently run into the permission problem. Apparently, in Ubuntu, you have to get permission to do anything. – Donnie Love Jan 19 '12 at 19:12
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    second and third commands also need sudo – nanotube Jan 19 '12 at 19:48
  • if it worked you should mark the answer!! – ktec Jul 11 '12 at 0:01
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    If you guys don't even know basic package management of Ubuntu, maybe you should read up on that. It is essential. – user3026 Nov 18 '13 at 10:29

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