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June 20, 2012, 04:54:47 PM
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We're releasing 0.6.3 to fix two important issues (a serious potential denial-of-service attack, and to improve new-block propagation times for blocks containing lots of transactions).

If you can, please help do some sanity testing-- shutdown bitcoin, then download, install, and run 0.6.3 and let us know "works nicely for me running on 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04" by posting a quick reply to this thread.

Release notes:

Bitcoin version 0.6.3rc1 is now available for download at:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.6.3/test/

This is a bug-fix release, with no new features.

CHANGE SUMMARY
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Fixed a serious denial-of-service attack that could cause the
bitcoin process to become unresponsive. Thanks to Sergio Lerner
for finding and responsibly reporting the problem. (CVE-2012-3789)

Optimized the process of checking transaction signatures, to
speed up processing of new block messages and make propagating
blocks across the network faster.

Fixed an obscure bug that could cause the bitcoin process to get
stuck on an invalid block-chain, if the invalid chain was
hundreds of blocks long.

Bitcoin-Qt no longer automatically selects the first address
in the address book (Issue #1384).

Fixed minimize-to-dock behavior of Bitcon-Qt on the Mac.

Added a block checkpoint at block 185,333 to speed up initial
blockchain download.


Thanks to everybody who contributed to this release:
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Chris Moore
Christian von Roques
Fordy
Gavin Andresen
Jeff Garzik
Luke Dashjr
Matt Corallo
Michael Hendricks
Peter Todd
Philip Kaufmann
Pieter Wuille
R E Broadley
Sergio Lerner
Wladimir J. van der Laan

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June 20, 2012, 05:07:48 PM
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Any fix for this yet?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=81910.0

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June 20, 2012, 05:47:32 PM
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while downloading, i got the following warning from my paranoid virus scanner avast home free edition

http://imgur.com/G10mp

it wanted me to cancel the download

the warning means: this file is either very new or very rare..

after download when i started the file i got a similar message, and it wanted to sandbox the installer. i would bet the install would fail in a sandbox. i think its time to get a new virus scanner..
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June 20, 2012, 05:49:32 PM
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Thank's... I will give it a shot Smiley

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June 20, 2012, 05:51:08 PM
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Running in WinXP ok.

Anubis cgminer web frontend: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=57342.0
Files and instructions for CGminer on DD-WRT: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76685.0
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June 20, 2012, 06:09:32 PM
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Working in Gentoo.

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June 20, 2012, 06:48:27 PM
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Did you make sure it was reported?

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June 20, 2012, 06:50:31 PM
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I would test this if there was a mac version.  Sad

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June 20, 2012, 07:03:30 PM
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I installed this: Now I get an error when trying to open bitcoin-qt..


Please view screen shot: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/bitcoinerror.jpg/

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June 20, 2012, 07:14:17 PM
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I installed this: Now I get an error when trying to open bitcoin-qt..


Please view screen shot: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/bitcoinerror.jpg/
Can you use another site? That one resizes it (and has no way to view full size) and is popup-ad-infested.

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June 20, 2012, 07:16:30 PM
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FWIW, 0.4.7rc3, 0.5.6rc3, and 0.6.0.8rc3 are in-progress and will be available later tonight.

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June 20, 2012, 07:33:19 PM
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while downloading, i got the following warning from my paranoid virus scanner avast home free edition

http://imgur.com/G10mp

it wanted me to cancel the download

the warning means: this file is either very new or very rare..

after download when i started the file i got a similar message, and it wanted to sandbox the installer. i would bet the install would fail in a sandbox. i think its time to get a new virus scanner..

That's actually very sensible way for the scanner to operate. Afterall, this file _is_ brand new. Of course, in this case, you already knew it, so the warnings were just in the way. I'd expect in most cases that would be quite useful in shielding your system from new unknown threats.
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June 20, 2012, 07:37:17 PM
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Can you use another site? That one resizes it (and has no way to view full size) and is popup-ad-infested.
It's readable if you zoom in. http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2962/bitcoinerror.jpg

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A fatal error occured. Bitcoin can no longer continue safely and will quit.

EXCEPTION: 11DbException
Db::get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe in Runaway exception

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June 20, 2012, 07:59:13 PM
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Loaded and synchronizing blockchain fine on Mac OS X 10.6.8 64-bit.
(I haven't tried sending or receiving coins as I have none on this computer.)
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June 20, 2012, 08:22:39 PM
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A very helpful member helped me out...


Thank you... Works fine now Smiley

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June 20, 2012, 09:05:29 PM
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It was running fine when I first launced 0.6.3 and began downloading the blockchain from scratch.

I then quit before the entire block chain downloaded and moved a copy of these 3 files from 0.6.2 residing on another computer:

bitcoin.conf
blk0001.dat
blkindex.dat

Once I tried to relauch bitcoin-qt, I get this error:

Code:
Runaway exception

A fatal error occured. Bitcoin can no longer continue safely and will quit.

EXCEPTION: 11DbException
Db::open: Invalid argument
bitcoin in Runaway exception

OS: Xubuntu 11.04


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June 20, 2012, 09:15:17 PM
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Before you copy the blk* files, you must run with the -detachdb option and make sure you shutdown bitcoin and wait for it to exit completely.  With 0.6.2, we change the default from "take a long time to shut down, but leave standalone .dat files" to "shutdown quickly, but leave .dat files that are tied to the database/log.* files".

Too many ordinary users were quitting bitcoin and then immediately powering off their systems, leaving the database in a bad state.

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June 20, 2012, 09:15:43 PM
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works on win7 64-bit.

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June 20, 2012, 09:33:38 PM
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Seems to work fine here on slackware-current 64bit as well as kubuntu 12.04 64bit.
But it would be nice if gpg signatures could be included the next time  Cool
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June 20, 2012, 11:23:50 PM
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Before you copy the blk* files, you must run with the -detachdb option and make sure you shutdown bitcoin and wait for it to exit completely.  With 0.6.2, we change the default from "take a long time to shut down, but leave standalone .dat files" to "shutdown quickly, but leave .dat files that are tied to the database/log.* files".

Too many ordinary users were quitting bitcoin and then immediately powering off their systems, leaving the database in a bad state.


Thanks for the info Gavin,

I followed these steps and now 0.6.3 is running fine on 64-bit Xubuntu 11.04.

Note 1: While waiting the 10 minutes or so to shutdown using the -detachdb option the GUI looks like it's not responding.
Note 2: Before I copied the blk* files, I needed ~1350 blocks to synchronize with the network but when I restarted 0.6.3 the count was only ~1050 blocks. After a couple of minutes, the count increased to ~1225.
Note 3: I was only able to connect to 8 nodes on 0.6.3 even though the bitcoin.conf hasn't changed and I normally connect to +100 nodes.

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