I followed a step-by-step tutorial to set up Electrum (Tor) for Ubuntu 16.04. After

sudo pip install pyasn1 pyasn1-modules pbkdf2 tlslite qrcode

I ignored the first orange notification,

that the directory is not owned by current user… etc

but tried to upgrade pip version from 8.1.1 to 9.0.1 with the command:

pip install –upgrade pip

After upgrading, it showed still the 8.1.1 version. After a second try (same command), it said it s already up to date.

So I finished the tutorial and tried to run

cd /home/username/electrum-xvg-tor

but instead of executing, it said:

bash: ./electrum-xvg: Keine Berechtigung (no authorization)

Any suggestions, what I missed? How can I get the wallet running?

$ pip --version
pip 8.1.1 from /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)

$ apt-cache policy python-pip
  Installiert:           8.1.1-2ubuntu0.4
  Installationskandidat: 8.1.1-2ubuntu0.4
 *** 8.1.1-2ubuntu0.4 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     8.1.1-2 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe i386 Packages

$ ls -l /home/username/electrum-xvg-tor/electrum-xvg

-rw-rw-r-- 1 username username 14345 Jan 14 16:19 /home/username/electrum-xvg-tor/electrum-xvg

  • Could you please post text files, dialogue messages, and program output listings as text, not as images? To achieve the latter two you can either 1) select, copy & paste the dialogue text or terminal content or 2) save the program output to a file and use that. Longer listings (the editor will tell you what's too long) should be uploaded to a pastie service and linked to in the question. Thanks. – David Foerster Jan 14 '18 at 21:19
  • Right, the main question was what I have to do to start the wallet. – PortWein Jan 14 '18 at 21:40
  • The list actually shortened since yesterday (?), hope this is the right edit form, so you can find the error. – PortWein Jan 15 '18 at 12:14
  • Did you run the last two commands from the linked instructions, pyrcc4 icons.qrc -o gui/qt/icons_rc.py && sudo python setup.py install? Did they succeed? What's the output of ls -l /home/username/electrum-xvg-tor/electrum-xvg? – David Foerster Jan 15 '18 at 12:59
  • Yes I ran all commands, and yes it succeed (there was no message or notification, it just took 1-2 secs and I had my next command line. – PortWein Jan 15 '18 at 14:14

Looks like there's a bug in the source code repository: the executable file appearing in the README document isn't flagged as executable (see my bug report).

You can change its access mode to make it executable yourself:

chmod +x electrum-xvg

Then you can execute it as documented:

  • Thank you for your time, it starts now. :) Next step will be to connect the wallet. It gave out a "Not connected" warning during start. – PortWein Jan 15 '18 at 16:06
  • Could you please open a new question if you have a new or follow-up question? The comment section is not suitable or meant for new questions or extended discussion. You’re welcome to send me a comment with a notification to draw my attention to it. Thanks. – David Foerster Jan 15 '18 at 16:15
  • Just opened a new question yesterday, if you re in please have a look :) – PortWein Jan 16 '18 at 15:03

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