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June 20, 2012, 01:55:24 AM
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I'm running Bitcoin on Ubuntu 12.04 and the blockchain has stopped downloading. I'm sure this problem has been posed before (actually, I think I had this problem before on a Windows machine). From what I remember, someone told me to delete the blockchain file. What should I do with Ubuntu? And if that is the solution, what's the blockchain file called?
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June 20, 2012, 03:12:57 AM
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Close Bitcoin, open terminal

cd ~/.bitcoin/
mv blk0001.dat blk0001.old
mv blkindex.dat blkindex.old
wget http://eu1.bitcoincharts.com/blockchain/blockchain-2012-06-20.tar
tar -xvf blockchain-2012-06-20.tar

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June 20, 2012, 03:46:52 AM
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Close Bitcoin, open terminal

cd ~/.bitcoin/
mv blk0001.dat blk0001.old
mv blkindex.dat blkindex.old
wget http://eu1.bitcoincharts.com/blockchain/blockchain-2012-06-20.tar
tar -xvf blockchain-2012-06-20.tar



Awesome, thanks. Doing it now. The size of the blockchain is killer, that's a big file.
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