$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcport 7777
$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcuser blah
$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcpassword blah

$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet daemon start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "run_electrum", line 433, in <module>
AttributeError: module 'os' has no attribute 'fork'

I can't install on linux as centos 7.5 can't compile python3. I won't try any further since I have already wasted a day on compilation issues.

$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet

starts up a gui client which is fine

$ curl --data-binary '{"id":"curltext","method":"blockchain.scripthash.get_balance","params":["mveNDYcr9Bb1xjnNeCRumiDHKU3n3CJBuk"]}' http://blah:blah@
{"result": null, "id": "curltext", "error": {"code": -32601, "message": "Method blockchain.scripthash.get_balance not supported."}}
$ curl --data-binary '{"id":"curltext","method":"get_balance","params":["mveNDYcr9Bb1xjnNeCRumiDHKU3n3CJBuk"]}' http://blah:blah@
{"result": null, "id": "curltext", "error": {"code": -32601, "message": "Method get_balance not supported."}}
$ curl --data-binary '{"id":"curltext","method":"getbalance","params":["mveNDYcr9Bb1xjnNeCRumiDHKU3n3CJBuk"]}' http://blah:blah@
{"result": null, "id": "curltext", "error": {"code": -32601, "message": "Method getbalance not supported."}}

I also tried without specifying the bitcoin address with the same results.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1894185.0 discusses the same issue and states isnt giving an error about the wallet being loaded, which is why I am getting the error above. Assuming the poster didn't mean "isn't" but rather "is", how would I "unload the wallet"?

note: mveNDYcr9Bb1xjnNeCRumiDHKU3n3CJBuk is an address in electrum's wallet

  • try getaddressbalance. also electrum help on the command line on a linux system will show you some docs. – Abdussamad Oct 19 '18 at 0:17

Turns out that electrum doesn't have to be in daemon mode to receive api requests, but it has to be in daemon mode before it supports them.

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