I've followed the tutorial provided in this answer:
But there aren't any instructions on how to get and run bitcoind first as Abe requires the genesis blocks.
In addition, I am getting the following error when trying to synchronize:
$ python -m Abe.abe --config=abe-sqlite.conf --commit-bytes 100000 --no-serve
failed to load /home/bitcoin/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'/home/bitcoin/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf'
I have bitcoind installed on my ubuntu server:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install bitcoind
What should I put in my config file? What else does Abe require from bitcoind?