I have been running Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 for many months - using Ubuntu (Linux). Decided to upgrade to SegWit version - 0.13.1 - today. Downloaded and extracted the files (on my Ubuntu / Linux system) but can't get it to run - there is no executable file. Can anyone help? Many thanks, D

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the ppa for ubuntu is https://launchpad.net/~bitcoin/+archive/ubuntu/bitcoin it shows the support of ubuntu 0.13.1

so you need to run

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
sudo apt-get update

enter image description here otherwise you can compile from source

  • Many thanks - very grateful for the trouble you have gone to to reply.
    – user6542
    Dec 13, 2016 at 20:07
  • Have done all that - still no bitcoin client (if that is what it is called) - i.e. no bitcoin core wallet appears
    – user6542
    Dec 13, 2016 at 21:49
  • did you installed bitcoind and bitcoin-qt using sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt? the gui wallet is runned using bitcoin-qt Dec 13, 2016 at 21:57
  • That did the trick - many thanks - I really am most grateful for your help. By the way, can you recommend a book on Linux terminal commands for a beginner like me?
    – user6542
    Dec 14, 2016 at 8:44
  • I have accepted it - many thanks once again - you have been a great help.
    – user6542
    Dec 14, 2016 at 21:14

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