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July 16, 2010, 04:30:15 AM
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I'm running Ubuntu Lucid (32 bit), all packages up to date.  I had run bitcoin 0.2 previously, and just downloaded 0.3.  I ran bitcoind and I got:

bitcoin: main.cpp:823: unsigned int GetNextWorkRequired(const CBlockIndex*): Assertion `pindexFirst' failed.
Aborted

So I ran the bitcoin GUI, and it came up and showed my existing coins, but quickly gave me the same error and died.  Then I went back and ran the 0.2 GUI again and I get:

bitcoin: main.cpp:743: unsigned int GetNextWorkRequired(const CBlockIndex*): Assertion `pindexFirst' failed.
Aborted

Has my db got corrupted?  Do I have a broken dependancy?

I tried to build 0.3 from source but got many errors, probably missing some *-dev packages.  Will look at that more later.
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July 16, 2010, 02:52:04 PM
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That's the first time I've seen this error.

How many blocks do you have? (in the status bar)

You should move your blk*.dat files (in ~/.bitcoin) to another directory and let it start over downloading the block chain again.  If you don't mind, could you keep the old blk*.dat files for a little while in case I need to look at them?
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July 17, 2010, 10:17:16 PM
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I have 58464 blocks... haven't run the software in awhile
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July 17, 2010, 10:19:48 PM
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Moved the block files... it's working through them all again.  My coins disappeared, but I assume they'll come back when it's up to current?
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July 17, 2010, 10:37:06 PM
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My coins disappeared, but I assume they'll come back when it's up to current?
Right, they'll re-appear when it's finished downloading all the blocks.
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August 15, 2011, 10:51:24 PM
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I just wanted to let you know that i experienced the exact same problem on Ubuntu 10.04.3 64-bit using the current version of the Bitcoin client. The block where it crashes is 130670.
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