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EDIT: Caveat emptor on Ubuntu distributions from 14.10 and forward - init was chosen over upstart and is being phased in the future. I don't know when that will be done nor what impact it will have on upstart scripts. Extract from the page RentFree refers to; note that it assumes that you have created a user called bitcoinuser for the sake of security: For ...


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Do cd /home/ then nano block.sh copy the code below and paste (right click if you use putty) to the script. #!/bin/bash while true ; do clear echo "Press enter to break loop. Script will loop every 3 seconds" echo "script by Nixsy 18th august 2013" echo "If loop freezes press CTRL+C" echo "" echo -e " \033[31mdownloaded\e[0m/\...


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After having installed Bitcoin core on your machine, run the following command to start synchronising the testnet blockchain bitcoind -testnet -daemon The synchronisation starts as a daemon and runs in the background, you can issue the following the command to see the progress tailf ~/.bitcoin/testnet3/debug.log To access the command line apis , just add ...


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There's an upstart script for Ubuntu in the Bitcoin Core source tree. Using that is the most correct way. However, I just login as the user account I want to run Bitcoin Core daemon, start a terminal (if I'm in the GUI), and run the following command to edit my crontab: crontab -e Then I add the following line: @reboot bitcoind -daemon Save the file ...


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Once you've installed bitcoind, you should create a configuration file (stored in ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf) containing at least an RPC username and password, and then you just run bitcoind to start the server.


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You can use logrotate. Create a file named bitcoin-debug in /etc/logrotate.d. This is the contents: /home/bitcoin/.bitcoin/debug.log { rotate 36 monthly missingok notifempty compress delaycompress sharedscripts postrotate kill -HUP `cat /home/bitcoin/.bitcoin/bitcoind.pid` ...


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As of 2019, you can use the following script echo `bitcoin-cli getblockcount 2>&1`/`wget -O - http://blockchain.info/q/getblockcount 2>/dev/null`


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Type "ldconfig" to update the links


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Add -shrinkdebuglog to the options you use to start bitcoin, or add shrinkdebuglog=1 to your bitcoin.conf. Every startup, if the log is larger than 1MB, it will shrink it to 200KB.


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On Linux, the Bitcoin client data is kept in the .bitcoin directory in your home directory. Go to ~/.bitcoin/ and you'll see the files in there. You may need to toggle Show Hidden Files in your file manager in order to see the directory. If you remove blkindex.dat, the client will have to redownload the blockchain. I just tested this locally by moving my ...


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Just run ./bitcoind -reindex and this will fix your problem.


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Edited answer after Tom van der Woerdt's comment about using an untrusted repo from: https://gist.github.com/WyseNynja/2503687 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y git-core build-essential libssl-dev libboost-all-dev libdb5.1-dev libdb5.1++-dev libgtk2.0-dev git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git cd bitcoin/src make -f makefile.unix ...


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.exe files are for windows only. Linux systems do not use the same file extension or file type as windows. I assume you just want to create a Linux binary that can be used on all systems without installing all dependencies. To do that, you can use Bitcoin Core's depends system. Instructions are here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/depends. ...


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getinfo is now deprecated. Use getblockchaininfo instead: bitcoin-cli -testnet getblockchaininfo I don't have 50 reputation to comment. Otherwise, I would've added this as a comment.


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esplora is just the web ui frontend, you also need to setup the (forked) electrs backend for indexing and for providing the HTTP API that esplora queries. electrs can index the bitcoin block chain using two methods: by reading the blk files directly out of disk, or by querying for blocks using the bitcoind rpc. The first method is significantly faster, but ...


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I just installed bitcoind on an RPi and wanted to do this exact thing. Thought I'd post what worked for me: $ bitcoin-cli getblockcount 7437 Block height is 366678 at the time of this post...long way to go


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This happens with many Ubuntu Apps. The simplest solution is to tap Alt any type the name of the menu item you wish to find. Alternatively, hit Ctrl-Alt-F2, log in, type DISPLAY=:0.0 unity --replace hit Enter, and then do Ctrl-Alt-F7. The menu bars and the windowing system will reload.


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If you're mining in a pool, bitcoind doesn't even have anything to do with the system. It doesn't need to be running, it doesn't even need to exist on your hard drive. The remote pool does that for you.


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bitcoin-cli getinfo will show the number of connections. bitcoin-cli getpeerinfo will give information about individual connections.


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Two thoughts: The wildcard syntax is not supported anymore. Instead of 192.168.*.*, use 192.168.0.0/16. Instead of 192.168.1.*, use 192.168.1.0/24. As an additional debugging step, try running netstat -antlp | grep 8332. If that produces output like the following, that means that it is bound to the port. tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:8332 0.0.0.0:...


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Answers to your respective questions: Since 0.12, bitcoind supports cookie file authentication. This means that on startup of bitcoind, a file with a random key in it is created. Anyone who can present the contents of that file to the running bitcoind is allowed access. Since bitcoin-cli runs locally and as the same user, it can read this file and do so. ...


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I suggest to use one of the updated cpuminer versions which support more than one algorithm. This way you are also set up to mine different coins which use other PoW functions. The most versatile one is tpruvot's fork:cpuminer-multi. For me this one worked out of the box on a recent Ubuntu 14.04 installation. The syntax is similar to all other cpuminer ...


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Assessment I think you are slightly misunderstanding some things, but basically you are already on the right path. Wallet I signed up for a bitcoin wallet (coinbase) where I am given an id. Great. When you want to manage your wallet (send and receive Bitcoin, create new wallets etc.) on your local machine, that’s a must. On a side-note: in ...


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I would highly recommend using Ubuntu Server for this, as long as you know what you are doing without a GUI. Not having a GUI at all means smaller OS size and much less OS tasks. This translates into more power savings. If you are using graphics cards, a non-GUI OS will improve your mining performance. If using an ASIC/etc. you probably will not see ...


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In Bitcoin Core 0.11 pruning is experimental, and incompatible with the wallet. So turning on the prune= option automatically disables the wallet function. In 0.12 the wallet will work with pruning (though you obviously won't be able to rescan past the pruning cutoff).


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The configuration file is definitely in $HOME/.bitcoin/. If you cannot see it, the most likely explanation is that you have not created it. Just use your favorite text editor to do so. As far as I can tell, bitcoind -daemon will run without bitcoin.conf being present and you will still get the message 'Using config file /home/user/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf' in ...


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Since this is the first result that pops up on google when searching "bitcoin windows depends build" and the user asked how to build the .exe (but was actually looking for static build instructions on ubuntu) the correct instructions would be to use cross compilation with the depends system as specified in the documentation here: https://github.com/bitcoin/...


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There is no need to resolve anything - some miners create arbitrary versions to attempt to speed up the mining process, as it gives them an additional field in the block block header to alter without having to recalculate the merkle root and other fields. This is harmless, provided they aren't producing invalid blocks for version 2, in which case the block ...


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OpenCL is not supported on 3xxx series cards. Although it's not completely impossible to mine on a card that old it will be very difficult. Also, a card that old will produce less than 1 MH/s which will only be fractions of bitcoins. I wouldn't waste my time fighting the Radeon 3600. If you are serious about mining check out the 5xxx and 7xxx series ...


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I wanted a nicer output. Based off @o0'. answer ... BC_CURRENT=`./bitcoin-cli getblockcount 2>&1`; BC_HEIGHT=`wget -O - http://blockchain.info/q/getblockcount 2>/dev/null`; perl -E "say sprintf('Block %s of %s (%.2f%%)', $BC_CURRENT, $BC_HEIGHT, ($BC_CURRENT/$BC_HEIGHT)*100)"; Outputs ... Block 360693 of 471139 (76.56%)


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