Running on Ubuntu 18.04, I have built Bitcoin Core from source, but the version is 0.18.99, and I would like to be running 0.18.0. I checked out v0.18.0, and went through the build steps again, yet it is still running 0.18.99.

What do I need to do to run 0.18.0?

2 Answers 2


It sounds like the daemon wasn't removed from your system, since it doesn't live in the Bitcoin directory where the blockchain data, wallet, etc is stored.

So you'll need to find where the daemon installed on your system. Try checking /usr/local/bin to see if bitcoind is there. Delete it, checkout the version you'd like, and then rebuild. You should then be running the proper versoin.


Start by stopping your running version of bitcoin core if you have one

$ su - bitcoin

$ bitcoin-cli stop

Bitcoin server stopping

then install the last version

$ git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git

$ cd bitcoin

$ git checkout v0.18.0

then compile it

$ ./autogen.sh

$ ./configure

$ make -j $(nproc)

Now you can start it

$ bitcoind --version

Bitcoin Core Daemon version v0.18.0

$ bitcoind -daemon

Bitcoin server starting

  • Instead of cloning I simply pulled from the repository, checked out v0.18.0, and built, but it still doesn’t work.
    – user31364
    May 14, 2019 at 21:54
  • doing all the step I give you, should do the work, do you have an error message ?
    – Saxtheowl
    May 14, 2019 at 21:59
  • No error messages. $bitcoind —version gives me Bitcoin Core Daemon version v0.18.99.0-e14cd04ab. $git show gives me commit 2472733... (HEAD, tag: v0.18.0)
    – user31364
    May 14, 2019 at 22:07
  • You should be able to clone then checkout it again
    – Saxtheowl
    May 14, 2019 at 22:14
  • Removed the bitcoin directory, cloned, built, and still no change. The only difference on my end is that I am setting the flags for ./configure —disable-wallet —without-gui
    – user31364
    May 14, 2019 at 22:28

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