APT And Docker

There are two methods for getting started quickly on a linux machine:

  1. Add an apt repository to a debian or ubuntu installation.
  2. Install a docker image on a docker supporting system.

1. APT Repository

We provide an APT repository for Debian and Ubuntu users, for bitcoind and 64 bit machines only. To use it, follow these steps. Run all commands as root.

If you are upgrading from Bitcoin XT 0.11.0D, please update /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitcoinxt.list — The URL has changed.

Firstly, import the PGP key used to sign the packages:

# cat <<EOF | apt-key add -
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Comment: GPGTools - https://gpgtools.org

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cnMXk0U=
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-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
EOF

The key fingerprint is FB2C 2916 3890 E919 6434 BEFE 399C 6E4E 97B6 956B.

Now configure apt, by running this as root:

# echo 'deb [ arch=amd64 ] http://xt.allnodes.xyz jessie main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitcoinxt.list
# apt-get update

Then install:

# apt-get install bitcoinxt

And last, run bitcoinxt-cli:

# bitcoinxt-cli -conf=/etc/bitcoinxt/bitcoin.conf getblockchaininfo

Note that the server binary is named "bitcoinxtd" in this package, not bitcoind. Since 0.11B we have added systemd init scripts to make sure that the node will be started and auto-restarted if you reboot.
The systemd bitcoinxtd.service registers the XT based daemon for autostart. Also installed is the bitcoinxt-cli executable which allows you to communicate with the running daemon.

2. Docker Image

There is a docker image hosted on dockerhub: bitcoinxt/bitcoinxt

This allows you to get a node up and running in seconds. All you need is a machine capable of running docker.