Yet another SHA256 crypto-currency based on Bitcoin. According to the developers Bytecoin is a 99.9999% clone of Bitcoin with the only difference being the Genesis Block. Bytecoin is perhaps considered to be a rare "second chance" on getting in on the opportunity.
To build Bytecoin on Ubuntu is very simple as long as you are using the correct version of the operating system.
- Ubuntu Linux 10.04.3 LTS Server 32-bit or 64-bit
- About 2 Hours of time
I am installing Ubuntu Server on a VMWare virtual machine. If you are using a regular computer or some other type of vitalization software you may skip the VMWare Tools Installation section. The rest of these instructions assume you have a fresh clean installation of Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS all ready.
Before we continue, lets apply any pending updates and reboot:
If you are using VMWare, the following commands will install VMWare tools with minimal effort:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-9.0.0-782409.tar.gz -C /tmp/
Installing all the required libraries and header files is as simple as just copying and pasting each line below into your console.
apt-get install build-essential
apt-get install libssl-dev
apt-get install libdb4.8-dev
apt-get install libdb4.8++-dev
apt-get install libboost-all-dev
apt-get install git-core
apt-get install ntp
We install NTPd to keep our system's time in sync. This is very important for crypto-currencies.
Download Source Code, Build, and Install
Now comes the exciting part. We download the Bytecoin source from the GIT repository then build the binary. Just copy and paste each line below into your console.
git clone https://github.com/ahmedbodi/bytecoin.git
make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=
The build should take about 1 hour to complete depending on the speed of your system. When done, finish up the process by removing the debug symbols from the Bytecoin binary. Lastly copy the binary to it's final install location:
cp bytecoind ..
Congratulations! Bytecoin has been built and installed.
We need to install a configuration file and the startup scripts. Luckily for you this can be done with just a few more commands that you can copy and paste into your console:
wget -qO /etc/init.d/bytecoin http://www.unibia.com/unibianet/sites/default/files/bytecoin-init.txt
wget -qO /etc/default/bytecoin http://www.unibia.com/unibianet/sites/default/files/bytecoin-default.txt
wget -qO /etc/bytecoin.conf http://www.unibia.com/unibianet/sites/default/files/bytecoin-conf.txt
mkdir -p -m 777 /var/db/bytecoin
chmod +x /etc/init.d/bytecoin
The configuration file needs to be adjusted to your needs. Mostly you need to setup a "rpcpassword". Edit the file /etc/bytecoin.conf using your favorite editor. On Ubuntu 10.04.3LTS you can use "nano /etc/bytecoin.conf".
You should be able to start, stop, and check the status of the Bytecoin service with these commands:
service bytecoin stop
service bytecoin start
service bytecoin status
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