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User change for bitcoin core installation

I made a mistake and installed bitcoin core under the main system user “dog” in Linux (Debian). Now I am scratching my head thinking what I should do to change the user to “coindog” which would not be ...
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How should I install Core Lightning if my VPS won't let me use pip install?

I tried to install Core Lightning on a Ubuntu Digital Ocean droplet using these installation instructions and it won't let me pip install anything giving me an error externally-managed-environment. ...
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What specific packages are required to be installed in order to create legacy wallets?

When attempting to create a legacy wallet using bitcoin-cli, I get the following error: bitcoin-cli -named createwallet wallet_name="[...]" descriptors=false load_on_startup=true error code: ...
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dyld: Library not loaded when running bitcoind on a mac

I'm having trouble running bitcoind on my Mac (Sierra). I previously had bitcoind installed, compiled from source, but had to remove it when I was running low on space. I recently installed Bitcoin ...
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Which binaries do I need to compile from Bitcoin Core's code for running my non-routing node as an end user?

I need Bitcoin Core only for running my non-routing core-lightning node (private channels only) as an end user (not as a developer)? The lightning node is to be run on the same machine as bitcoin core....
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How to gpg verify my bitcoin core download step by step on ubuntu server?

I am a newbie when it comes to setting up a bitcoin node but I am trying to gpg verify my bitcoin core download the pub keys to do so are no longer available. I have tried doing my own research but I ...
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Verify your download

Why does Bitcoin core wallet bitcoin-26.0-win64-setup file does not match the signatures of the SHA256 binary hashes or SHA256 hash signatures which i can download same side. I think i do it wrong, ...
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The QT wallet does not start

The QT wallet does not start: ./bitcoin-qt в ubuntu 20.04? qt.qpa.plugin: Could not find the Qt platform plugin "offscreen" in "" ...
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How can I update lnd to 0.17 on Windows?

I am running lnd 0.16.2 on a Windows 10 system. I just downloaded v0.17. Can I just drop the new files lnd.exe and lncli.exe into my directory and run on the same install? Any tweaks needed?
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Is it safe to install Bitcoin Core using a package manager?

For example, on macOS: brew install --cask bitcoin-core Or on Ubuntu: snap install bitcoin-core Etc. In particular, what attack vectors might I be exposing myself to if I choose to install Bitcoin ...
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Installation instrucion the for bitcoin core (tar.gz file from bitcoin.org in Linux/Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.)

There are many discussions going on as there is a lack of a simple tutorial as to how to install Bitcoin Core (GUI) on Linux distributions, i.e Ubuntu 18.04. Bitcoin.org offers the tar.gz file (i.e. ...
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How to install bitcoin-cli on MacOS?

I have installed bitcoin-core with Homebrew on my MacOS, but the only package installed is Bitcoin-Qt. How do I also install bitcoin-cli? (Just want to play with the commands for learning.)
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Why is my /Library/Application Support/Bitcoin directory missing?

I can't launch the latest update, now it just 'unexpectedly quits' before loading. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling a couple of the past versions, but the directory folder was never created. ...
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When trying to run the make command I get the following error, I am working with M1 Machine for Mac

xxxxxxx@xxxx-MacBook-Pro bitcoin % make -j 1 Making all in src CXX bitcoind-bitcoind.o clang: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fstack-clash-protection' [-Wunused-command-line-...
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lnd Command not found after installing from source

I want to run a lightning node. I already have bitcoin full node on a raspberry pi 4 external hard drive and I installed lnd on the hard drive like this: git clone https://github.com/lightningnetwork/...
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How to install bitcoind (Bitcoin Core) on Ubuntu?

I want to install a command line-only full node bitcoind on a mini PC with 4GB RAM and Ubuntu. What are the steps to do it and how can I check if it works?
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Error while installing libwally

I am trying to install libwally on my debian machine. I followed the installation guide but running ./configure I got the warning === configuring in src/secp256k1 (/home/standup/libwally-core/src/...
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Getting "Flush: failed to commit file 1" errors after updating to macOS 13

I installed Bitcoin Core v22 on an external drive. It worked. After I updated to macOS 13, the wallet stopped running. I tried to reinstall and also tried v23. But it wouldn't do it. When loading ...
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fatal error using Win Bitcoin core to create node

It ran about 10 hours, loaded 70% of blockchain, now always this error in debug.log on restart 2021-06-21T14:11:58Z ERROR: ReadBlockFromDisk: Errors in block header at FlatFilePos(nFile=1801, nPos=...
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Bitcoin core download randomly stops

my goal is to set up a full bitcoin node. This is my third try, please help. Bitcoin core version: 24.0.1 Hardware spec: MacBook Pro late 2011 i5 4cpu, 4GB ram, 500GB HDD, Software: fully formatted ...
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Prevented from running Bitcoin Core on macOS

When I install and attempt to use Bitcoin Core I receive the following error: “Bitcoin Core” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. ...
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bitcoin-cli not found on OSX

I have a Qt testnet3 node synched and running on my mac. In the terminal, when simply trying: $ bitcoin-cli getinfo or $ ./bitcoin-cli getinfo I get: -bash: bitcoin-cli: command not found ...
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When i try to install package on raspibitz I receive the annoying warnings regarding locale. What can i do to fix that problem?

When i try to install package on raspibitz I receive the annoying warnings regarding locale. ₿ sudo apt install apt-transport-https ...
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Unable to `make` libbitcoin on Debian VPS

I'm trying to install the libbitcoin-rpc but I'm getting the following error when I try to install with make: gcc -fPIC -O3 -g -Wall -Werror -Wextra -std=c99 -D VERSION=\"0.2\" -o src/...
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How to verify the Bitcoin core software?

I just installed Bitcoin core (v0.15.1) for the first time. I've read that it's best to verify the software after downloading, but I don't see the links that are referred to in the instructions/videos....
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"which bitcoind" outputs nothing

I installed bitcoind using Windows 10 WSL Ubuntu. I see the bitcoind.exe file in the src directory, but when I run "which bitcoind" I get no output.
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Upgrade bitcoin-core on Ubuntu

I have an installed and running full node (version 0.21.1) on a ubuntu machine. I saw the next version (22.0) is out so I looked at the official release notes to see how I had to upgrade. The only ...
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Offline Armory does not let me sign transaction, how do I upgrade?

I have an offline laptop that will not let me sign the transaction. I am running Armory 0.92.3 and Bitcoin Core 0.9.2.1. I know that I need to upgrade to a new computer. Any thoughts how and the ...
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How does one install Bitcoin Core on a CentOs server?

I would like to install Bitcoin Core on a CentOs server. Where can I find instructions, or what are the exact steps to install Bitcoin Core on a CentOs Server?
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Verify everything is functioning in my full node

This is a newbie question, sorry. I recently bought Bitcoin and thought I would do something to support the system that I have invested money in. So I bought the hardware to run a full node. I just ...
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unable to install bitcoind (macOS, M1 chip)

I've been trying to install bitcoind on a new mac (Big Sur 11.4). I followed the instructions in doc/build-osx.md and installed all required dependencies, but when I try to run make, it gives me the ...
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Which binaries are required to run a headless node?

There are plenty of guides on installing Bitcoin Core on Linux, and the most popular advice is to do this: install -m 0755 -o root -g root -t /usr/local/bin bitcoin-0.21.1/bin/* Here is an unarchived ...
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how to install Bitcoin and bitcoin cash on the same ubuntu server?

I've installed bitcoin core as the documentation in bitcoin.org and its working great. then, I tried to install bitcoin-ABC manually as following: wget bitcoin-cash-gnu.tar.gz tar xzf bitcoin-cash-...
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How can I install Electrum on 32-bit Windows?

So on the Electrum site in the download section for Windows 7 Pro there is no reference to 32 or 64 bit? I need a desktop version in 32-bit?
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Depends: libgcc-s1 (>=3.0) but it is not installable (Bitcoind wallet dependency problem on Debian)

On Debian I successfully compiled .bitcoind without a wallet, but now I need the wallet. ./configure tells me I need Berkeley CXX headers. Searching for how to do this on Debian brings up a bunch of ...
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Why is downloading blocks taking longer and longer?

First off, this really needs to get fixed. I'm downloading blocks for at least 8 hours now, and it's still not done. I know the problem of having to download the entire block chain is being worked on, ...
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Can I interrupt the initial blockchain download without losing progress?

I just installed Bitcoin Core through brew on my mac. The blockchain is now downloading but it's slowing down, so I would like to restart it. Can I abort the process and restart it and will it pick up ...
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Step by Step instructions on installing Bitcoin Core 0.14 on Raspberry Pi Zero and 1/2/3?

I couldn't find a concise tutorial on how to setup Bitcoin Core v0.14 on Raspberry Pi Zero or 1/2/3. Let's say I have a brand new raspberry pi without any image flashed. What are the step by step ...
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How can I install Bitcoin Core without having a 350GB harddrive? [duplicate]

I would like to run Bitcoin Core on my laptop with approx 100 Gb of HDD available. From the installation instructions I understand that a full node must initially download the full approx. 350 Gb ...
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error: Authorization failed: Incorrect rpcuser or rpcpassword

After installing bitcoin on CentOS/AWS, an error occurs when connecting with cli. $ bitcoind -daemon -conf=/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf Bitcoin server starting $ bitcoin-cli getbalance error: Authorization ...
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Security risks with running bitcoin core, and how to protect yourself

I'm new to bitcoin and want to help the network by running a full node. I plan to download bitcoin core from the bitcoin.org website, and run it on a spare laptop, by my concern is how do I protect my ...
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When I try to download Bitcoin Core on MacOS it says "Apple cannot check it for malicious software"? Is it safe to download?

Brand new Mac Mini, latest macOS Catalina (10.15.6 (19G2021)), followed instructions on bitcoin.org download page. Double click Bitcoin Core.app, and I get: “Bitcoin Core.app” can’t be opened ...
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Bitcoin Core Re-install- Don't want to Overwrite Chain Previously Downloaded

I have a full Bitcoin chain that I downloaded using Bitcoin Core (v.0.18.0.0, from Ubuntu's launchpad bitcoin ppa). I've moved to another machine and installed the Snap linked from BitcoinCore.Org, ...
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How Do I Fix This Error Without Loosing Stored Blocks On Pc?

I opened my Bitcoin Core program today on my Windows 7 PC via an external hard disk (1 TB) and I found the following error: MinGW Runtime Assertion Assertion Failed! Program: E:\Blockchain\bitcoin-qt....
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Please tell me the procedure for installing bitcoin full node in CUI on CentOS

I am really sorry, please teach. Please tell me the procedure for installing bitcoin full node in CUI on CentOS. Currently I installed using the following procedure, but I got an error in RPC ...
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I tried installing Bitcoin on a Ubuntu 18.4 server. The status of the Block is still in 0 even after two days of installation

I tried installing Bitcoin on a Ubuntu 18.4 server. After installing the Bitcoin core, I started Bitcoin-diamond. The status of the Block is still in 0 even after two days of installation. I want to ...
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What are the bitcoin dependencies for red hat linux? Bitcoin fails to compile

I'm using CentOS on my server, and when I try to compile bitcoin from the github source using make -f makefile.unix, I get a ton of errors. I'm assuming they're caused by dependency errors? I've seen ...
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How do I build Bitcoin in Fedora 18?

There are instructions for building on Ubuntu/Debian, but I want to build it in Fedora.
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How do I securely update Bitcoin Core?

I am currently running a Bitcoin Core wallet 0.18.1. What do I need to do to update it to 0.19.0.1 version? Would be very grateful for instructions as I am relatively new to this.
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Where can I find Armory 92.3 for download?

I am trying to use Windows XP and need Armory 92.3 to do it. Where can I download that version without compiling?