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Author Topic: How on earth do I install bitcoind on my debian server?  (Read 5680 times)
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May 16, 2011, 07:06:52 AM

There is literally no instructional guide on how to set up bitcoind on a server. I've tried for around 30 minutes now and I have no idea what I'm doing.

So far I installed the package.

and every single command other than "bitcoind -?" just returns with "bitcoind can not obtain a lock of data entry" "bitcoin is probably already running"

I understand that bicoin is running, but how do I know what is it doing? How do I set this up? What does this even do? Does it send funds or does it create its own wallet? What is going on?

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance!
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May 16, 2011, 08:33:34 AM

Your wallet has been created on first launch.

Now, try : bitcoind help

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June 11, 2011, 10:30:00 AM

When I type bitcoind help all I get is "cant connect to server"

We need REAL instructions for this please if someone knows please post it.

What the hell goes into the file bitcoin.conf

DO I need an account to even start bitcoin?

PLease someone help.

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June 11, 2011, 12:54:39 PM

The configuration file reference is here:

To run bitcoind you should just be able to extract the files and run ./bitcoind for the bin/[32/64] directory.

It will take quite a while to download the block chain to get up and running.

Once you start it type ./bitcoind getinfo and should get a response.
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