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Compile Bitcoin on Ubunutu 12.04 LTS

Instructions for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

For QT see:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev autoconf autogen gcc g++ pkg-config libssl-dev openssl
sudo apt-get install libdb++-dev libboost-all-dev
sudo apt-get install libqt5gui5 libqt5core5 libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler
sudo apt-get install libqrencode-dev
sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev

# for QT
sudo apt-get install -y qt4-qmake libqt4-dev libboost-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-thread-dev 

Download bitcoin source code

mkdir -p ~/ws
cd ~/ws
git clone

Download and compile Berkley DB 4.8

cd ~/ws
mkdir bitcoin/db4/

wget ''
tar -xzvf db-4.8.30.NC.tar.gz
cd db-4.8.30.NC/build_unix/
../dist/configure --enable-cxx --disable-shared --with-pic --prefix=$HOME/ws/bitcoin/db4/
make install

Compile Bitcoin with Berkley DB 4.8

cd ~/bitcoin/
./configure --with-gui --with-incompatible-bdb
#./configure --with-gui LDFLAGS="-L$HOME/ws/bitcoin/db4/lib/" CPPFLAGS="-I$HOME/ws/bitcoin/db4/include/"
#./configure -without-qt --with-incompatible-bdb
#./configure LDFLAGS="-L$HOME/ws/bitcoin/db4/lib/" CPPFLAGS="-I$HOME/ws/bitcoin/db4/include/"
make -s -j5

Run Bitcoin Daemon/QT/Client



Please share your experience and provide constructive feedback!

Thanks, --- Kosta

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