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1  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Old newbie with newbie question(s) on: April 29, 2021, 10:10:27 PM
Using this thread, https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5318363.0, I was finally able to figure out how to circumvent the "Armory failed to spawn the DB!" and get Armory properly online, only to learn that my balance is zero. Pfft.

I knew that a zero balance was a possibility. The end of 2014 was hard time for us and I really couldn't remember how far in the process I had gotten. Bitcoin was only $343 back then. Sigh.

Everyone's help is truly appreciated.
If Armory and Bitcoin Core 's downloaded blockchain aren't up to date with whenever you last made a transaction the balance shown won't be accurate. You were only at 25% a few hours ago so let it run unless it is very clear you had some and transferred it away in the transaction log.
Something to check before writing it off.
2  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Need help! Organising blockchain endlessly on: April 11, 2020, 09:46:53 PM
Thank you for that website, I checked in on that and it has transferred the coins
Great!
I don't have a printer so the paper backup won't work for me unless I take a screen print of it and save it somewhere.
Select your wallet > Wallet Properties > Backup This Wallet
There are digital backup options available there alongside the paper option. You need a backup of some form if you value these coins at all.

What I meant is that as I tried to install version 0.965 it kept failing. I assumed that this was because I had version 0.96 installed and that whilst having it installed, this previous installment stopped me from installing the newer version and that I would then need to uninstall the 0.96 version to then install the 0.965.
Did you have Armory open while trying to install the newer version? That is the only way I can think of that the installer would likely fail.

What I am thinking now is that I have version 0.96 open as I am trying to get it past organising blockchain. I will continue to let it try for up to 30 hours as someone on this forum said that it took them that long, if that works I will then transfer into another wallet like electrum and then install version 0.965. If all this fails I will be coming back for your very helpful advise.

All the best to you all,
Pete
You're welcome to wait the 30 hours but I fear that version of Armory is not actually working correctly.
File > Export Log File
Will create a log file that you can upload somewhere (pastebin is a common choice) and share a link to here. That'd allow us to diagnose the issue more easily.
3  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Need help! Organising blockchain endlessly on: April 11, 2020, 07:12:13 PM
Hey Pheonix,

If I was to do that without the transfer happening how would I be able to open up the wallet with the funds I am waiting on?  

As in how would I save this wallet to then reopen in the new updated armoury?
Thank you for your help
Have you checked that your address has received the coins you expected on an online block explorer, like blockchair?
If so then you can be confident your coins have transferred and are safe but Armory hasn't got to processing that point of the blockchain yet.

The installer will just install over the top of your existing Armory installation. Even if you did uninstall first it should not delete your wallet files.
All that being said the best way to keep your wallet safe is to create and test a paper backup. Armory prompts you to make one when making the wallet. Did you do this? If not, make one immediately and test it.

I have tried downloading 0.96.5 but I don't think it will let me until I delete 0.96.
Unsure what you mean by this. You don't think what will let you do what?
4  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Need help! Organising blockchain endlessly on: April 11, 2020, 03:37:45 PM
Thank you for prompt reply.

Currently it is about 2 hours into organising blockchain however I have left it on overnight before just to make certain.

Pete
Are you running 0.96 as you said in your first post or 0.96.5?

If the former, you need to upgrade. Old versions have some database bugs and don't play nice with newer Core versions.

https://btcarmory.com/releases/
or
https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/releases/

Might need to reset the Armory database after upgrading but try without first.
5  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory on Mac problems on: April 10, 2020, 04:45:59 PM
Not sure why it had to build from source this time.
Try pinging droark here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5200633.0
6  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory on Mac problems on: April 08, 2020, 09:14:44 PM
Thanks for running the other lines again and sorry, I should have been a bit more specific for the openssl step.

Run this
Code:
brew reinstall https://github.com/tebelorg/Tump/releases/download/v1.0.0/openssl.rb
instead of
Code:
brew install openssl
Just the first - the second one will install openssl 1.1 again. You don't want that Smiley
I don't think you need to run the other steps again, just the first one above.

For all the shasum & GPG steps you need to run the commands in the same directory/path as the downloaded files, so you'd need armory_0.96.5_osx.tar.gz and sha256sum.txt.asc from here: https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/releases/
I don't recommend skipping the verification steps but they aren't vital to getting Armory to run. They are important for verifying that you haven't got corrupt or otherwise tampered with software.

Should just be a case of following the three steps under for the rest: https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/blob/master/README_macOS.md#running-armory
Again, make sure you have openssl 1.0. Good luck!
7  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory on Mac problems on: April 08, 2020, 03:11:22 PM
I followed all of the step in the link that Phoenixfire suggested but not all of them worked and I am still having trouble.
Looks like you skipped a few commands if that was the entire terminal?
Not using Mac myself but I'm fairly sure you were meant to run these one by one too.

Code:
touch ~/.bashrc
Code:
echo "export CFLAGS=\"-arch x86_64\"" >> ~/.bashrc
Code:
echo "export ARCHFLAGS=\"-arch x86_64\"" >> ~/.bashrc
Code:
source ~/.bashrc
Code:
brew update
Code:
brew doctor

After that it looks like you've got openssl 1.1 rather than 1.0. droark suggests this:
Code:
brew reinstall https://github.com/tebelorg/Tump/releases/download/v1.0.0/openssl.rb

As for the "Downloading and Verifying Armory" steps you've got a typo.
Quote
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver eyserver.ubuntu.com 4922589A
should be
Quote
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 4922589A
Another typo later on with the asc file - in the next command it doesn't look like you downloaded that file from step 4 as well.
This doesn't look like an offline install so just use copy and paste for each line instead of typing them out Smiley
8  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory on Mac problems on: March 21, 2020, 06:37:53 AM
Have you both followed all the steps here?
https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/blob/master/README_macOS.md
9  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Is a "bitcoin.conf" file needed for Armory to work correctly? on: October 14, 2019, 03:22:14 AM
You do not need txindex, Armory maintains its own database.
Make sure you're running Armory 0.96.5.
10  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Signing key-Link bad? on: September 23, 2019, 01:47:05 AM
I was on the btcarmory.com site and tried to pull up the signing key link

https://keyserver.ubuntu.com/pks/lookup?search=goatpig

and it keeps saying "bad request"

What am I doing wrong?
go to https://github.com/goatpig, have a little look through the folders and you'll find goatpig's key somewhere there (I just don't remember where exactly it is, probably in the Armory repo though). This is no more and no less secure a way of obtaining goatpig's key than using a keyserver.
This'll be the one: https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/blob/master/PublicKeys/goatpig-signing-key.asc
11  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: armory recovery issue please help on: September 12, 2019, 10:38:20 PM
Author's thread from last year for reference: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2647522
Sounds like it is worse than before if Armory no longer opens?
12  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: PPA vs. DEB install. Which is better for Armory & Bitcoin Core? on: September 07, 2019, 01:04:57 AM
I'm stuck on how to simply download these .asc files.  If I go to https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/tree/master/PublicKeys - how do I download these files so that I can import them?  Do I need to create .txt file with this information, and then "gpg --import goatpigs-key.asc.txt"?
Navigate to the github page that has each GPG key i.e. they start with:
Code:
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Then click the "Raw" button on the right hand side. Once the page has loaded, Ctrl + S or File > Save as and save the file. Then import as above, but the filenames should be just "goatpig-signing-key.asc" and "laanwj-releases.asc" unless your browser does something strange or you rename them.
13  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Ubuntu to Windows Wallet Migration Good or Bad Idea? on: August 30, 2019, 06:20:22 PM
Which download is the one that applies to the Offline PC?  I'm asking because I want to know if the .deb file for the Offline PC includes all needed dependencies. 
Neither is the offline deb. The latest offline deb was for 0.96.2 and as per my previous post it doesn't include all dependencies for modern versions of Ubuntu.
14  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Ubuntu to Windows Wallet Migration Good or Bad Idea? on: August 26, 2019, 03:07:40 AM
Fellow Forum Members,
My online bitcoin laptop is setup with bitcoin core v0.15.1.0 and Armory v93.1. I have not turned it on for years. However, I managed to update it to the latest Ubuntu v18 bionic beaver. My question is simple. After bitcoin core finishes syncing up in about another 3 weeks and then I launch my v93.1 Armory software am I still going to be able to see my wallet balance of one original bitcoin? In other words, are the versions of Armory and Bitcoin Core I'm using just too old to still successfully work and show me a correct wallet balance? 
As far as I can tell it should work. I think you might have problems broadcasting transactions, but unsure.

Additionally, I hope somebody can clarify for me the following. In the old Armory v93.1 software there was an Armory download to install onto the Online PC and a second Armory download to install onto the Offline PC where the private keys are kept. Now for Armory v96.5 I see there is only a single Armory download. What happened to the Offline PC Armory download?  I am confused about this change and I am hoping someone out there can clarify to me why has the OFFLINE PC Armory download been eliminated? Are we now expected to keep are private keys on the Armory installed on the ONLINE PC?  That would be a big change in security because keeping them on an Offline Armory PC setup seems a lot safer to me. Or are we expected to use the same v96.5 Armory software download and install them on both an ONLINE PC and OFFLINE PC? 
Nope. The offline and online device model still exists. Newer versions of Ubuntu/Debian retired and no longer include the older version of the QT framework that Armory uses. Including these packages (and their dependencies!) in the offline archive would bloat the filesize and probably be a pain to maintain.
N.B. The devs are working hard to modernize the codebase for v0.97.

The somewhat easy method around this is to grab the .deb files from the apt cache on the online machine and copy to/install on the offline machine. This isn't without flaws.

Lastly, I have never really felt comfortable with the Ubuntu Linux OS. I am seriously thinking of setting up an entirely new system under the Windows10 OS which I master a lot better. In my head I see this workflow:

1. Download bootstrap file via torrent file link.
2. Install Bitcoin Core 18.1 and sync it up.
3. Install Armory v96.5 and allow it to sync up with Bitcoin Core data.

Where I am confused is my wallet on Ubuntu. Will an Armory Ubuntu wallet still be recognized on a Armory Windows setup? Additionally, do my private keys on my Offline Ubuntu PC stay where they are at?  Or do I need to move them to a separate offline Windows PC?  In short, is it a good or bad idea to migrate from Ubuntu over to Windows?
I believe the bootstrap file is largely irrelevant these days. You would probably be better to copy over whatever blockchain data you have and continue syncing.
Armory wallets aren't tied to a specific platform - wallet files should be interoperable but make sure you have your paper backup anyway.
It really depends on how much happier with Windows you are. 10 has some quirks related to Armory <-> node operation that aren't experienced on Windows 7 or on Linux. With 7 support ending in January, the options dwindle.
15  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory Offline wont start (0.96.3) on: August 11, 2019, 07:25:24 PM
I went with the GCC 4.7 option you gave me. Worked instantly. Thanks.
Though one problem, i signed the tx on the offline machine (0.96.4) but for some reason i am not allowed to broadcast it on my online machine (0.96.2)
I'd update the online machine to 0.96.5 and see if you still have the same problem. Note that there are signing fixes in 0.96.5 that aren't in 0.96.4 and you might need those on the offline machine.
16  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory Offline wont start (0.96.3) on: August 10, 2019, 02:48:20 PM
Code:
Illegal instruction (core dumped)
This is the problem. Your CPU doesn't support an instruction that Armory is frequently compiled for. Please try the latest noasm build: https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/releases/download/v0.96.5/armory_0.96.5_amd64_gcc4.9_noasm.deb

Note that a lot of Armory is Python rather than C/C++, but if using gcc4.9 does not work properly you can try a 0.96.4 noasm build or you are going to need to compile your own version.

Check this page https://www.bitcoinarmory.com/building-from-source/ and follow the guide under this "Ubuntu Build Instructions" and try again.
Unfortunately that is the old Armory website (https://btcarmory.com/ is the maintained site). The current Linux build notes will work a lot better.
17  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: HELP!!!Armory offline wallet can not be signed!!! on: July 25, 2019, 08:04:25 PM
Don't worry, your funds are probably safe.
Yup.
Do you have your seed (12-24 words)? With the seed, you can just import your funds
This is important. You can attempt to repair the wallet by using the seed.
to a better wallet, such as Electrum.org
That won't work unfortunately. Armory's recovery seed is not compatible with others.


@eddy390
What version of Armory are you using on the offline wallet? I vaguely remember a bug in older versions that wouldn't show certain windows.
0.96.5 is the current version. Available via the top thread in this forum or https://btcarmory.com/
18  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory wth Bticoin core running as a daemon (under other user) on: July 16, 2019, 01:16:56 AM
Based on that log Armory is also spawning bitcoind - Assuming you still want to manually run bitcoind on another user you can stop Armory starting bitcoind in the GUI.
File > Settings > Uncheck "Let Armory run Bitcoin Core/bitcoind in the background"

I don't think Armory supports RPC auth via rpcuser and rpcpassword, and having those flags in the bitcoin.conf would probably cause issues connecting? Instead Armory needs to be able to read the .cookie file in the bitcoin data directory (Bitcoind/core creates this).
19  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Tried everything I could find here, Armory still unhappy with Building Databases on: July 14, 2019, 07:07:15 PM
So, do I need Bitcoin core?
Yes.
How are you shutting down Bitcoin Core normally?
Outside chance, but your hard drive that has the blockchain could be failing? Worth checking.
20  Bitcoin / Armory / Re: Armory wth Bticoin core running as a daemon (under other user) on: July 14, 2019, 06:59:28 PM
Armory should just need read access to the blockchain and, depending on whether Armory can read the bitcoind cookie file, rpc authentication.
Does Armory not work like this already for you?
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