I hope all is well during our COVID-19 pandemic.

My question: How do I start "bitcoind -testnet" in "-deprecatedrpc=signtransaction" mode?

Do I simply start it the same way without being a test and insert "-testnet" between "bitcoind" and "deprecatedrpc" like this"bitcoind -testnet -deprecatedrpc=signrawtransaction" (I mean, I need this to make sure my script is tested before running it and it keeps saying "error: Could not connect to the server (error code 1 - "EOF reached").


  • Can you point to where this identical question has been asked and answered? Also, my question refers to "bitcoin", not the website (?). Jun 28, 2020 at 20:13
  • ...I only found where the issue referred to -testnet and the server protocol in general, not the use of -testnet in -deprecated mode. I do hope this clears up the understanding of my question. Have a nice day. Jun 28, 2020 at 20:17
  • @RedGrittyBrick's comment was about your corollary question whether you may offer a contest to incentive answers to your question.
    – Murch
    Jun 30, 2020 at 15:43

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I was able to start -testnet in deprecated mode to test my script like this:

bitcoind -testnet -deprecatedrpc=signrawtransaction

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