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I would like to install the bitcoin client Electrum on an offline live USB drive. This would help to create and restore wallets most securely.

The install instructions are as follows:

Install python-qt4 and pip:

sudo apt-get install python-qt4 python-pip

Install electrum:

sudo pip install



What would be the way to do this offline?


The packages can obviously be downloaded and copied to the USB drive. However, I can't get python-qt4 to install. There is a related question, but I don't understand how to go through this.

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Could you elaborate on "I can't get python-qt4 to install"? Did you get an error? – Wim Coenen Oct 28 '13 at 23:40

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