Can anyone walk me through the process of installing Bitcoin on Ubuntu? I'm new to linux, and this is really all I want to do with this computer.
You can add this PPA to your system's software sources:
By the way: bitcoin is only available for maverick and lucid so after adding the PPA change the distribution to maverick.
And a screenshot to finish it off:
To change from 'natty' to 'maverick' for a PPA you can do this from the Ubuntu software center:
Click the bitcoin PPA and choose edit. Next it changing 'Natty' to 'Maverick':
Reload the sources (it will prompt for it) and you should be able to install maverick's version of 'bitcoin'.
Bitcoin has now an officially maintained PPA with a release candidate version of the peer-to-peer daemon and the client.
This will upgrade all versions from 10.04 and later.
The following instructions will upgrade your system to the latest version of the client
Confirmation that this OK to use is via the bitcoin forums.
bitcoin with Unity doesnt work due to an issue with Compiz - this is the bug report
This issue has been discussed with a few suggestions on the bitcoin forums
In summary - if you dont want to install
you should logout of Unity and choose the session "Ubuntu classic (no effects)" - i.e. running ubuntu without any compiz effects.
I set up this script which seems to have worked for me on both Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric and on Ubuntu 13.10 saucy. However, I am sure it is full of problems and installing code you might not potentially need. If anyone is a better bash programmer go in there and insert some
You can try using this ppa: bitcoin David Armstrong ppa launchpad
In your terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following lines: