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Old 07-14-2020, 08:33 AM   #1
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bitcoin-qt won't start


Hi everyone,
it has been a while.
recently, i was caught but this 'bitcoin mining' thing and so i decided to try the excitement and fun of it.
I installed the bitcoin-0.20 package flawlessly with all its dependencies but when i start it from konsole i get this msg
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bash-5.0# bitcoin-qt -v
bitcoin-qt: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_system.so.1.54.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I had a look at my available libraries and found that I have libboost
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bash-5.0# locate libboost_system.so
/usr/lib64/libboost_system.so
/usr/lib64/libboost_system.so.1
/usr/lib64/libboost_system.so.1.73
/usr/lib64/libboost_system.so.1.73.0
Before I go and search&install another library (assuming that I find it packaged for slackware current... already checked on sbopkg and it's not there), I was wondering whether this is really necessary since I have a newer version.
Could anyone suggest what the best next step would be?
Regards,
 
Old 07-14-2020, 09:08 AM   #2
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Option 1: try ln -s , maybe it will work but likely not.
Option 2: rebuild with your system libs which would always work but wil take time
 
Old 07-14-2020, 10:10 AM   #3
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I installed the bitcoin-0.20 package flawlessly with all its dependencies
maybe it would be helpful understanding exactly from where you have installed (please provide a link to the package), because, AFAIK, I am not aware of any official Slackware package sources for bitcoin-qt, could be that you installed one compiled for a different version of Slackware.

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Old 07-14-2020, 12:39 PM   #4
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maybe it would be helpful understanding exactly from where you have installed (please provide a link to the package), because, AFAIK, I am not aware of any official Slackware package sources for bitcoin-qt, could be that you installed one compiled for a different version of Slackware.
I was also suspecting the package being compiled for a different Slackware version however, both AlienBob packages for 14.2 and -current give the same error message https://pkgs.org/search/?q=bitcoin - (even tried an older version of the bitcoin package with the same outcome)

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Option 1: try ln -s , maybe it will work but likely not.
Option 2: rebuild with your system libs which would always work but wil take time
option 1: what am i linking to what?
option 2: rebuild what?

Thanks
 
Old 07-14-2020, 12:52 PM   #5
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I was also suspecting the package being compiled for a different Slackware version however, both AlienBob packages for 14.2 and -current give the same error message https://pkgs.org/search/?q=bitcoin - (even tried an older version of the bitcoin package with the same outcome)
Both bitcoin versions were compiled back in 2014. It's likely that they were compiled against the -current version leading up to 14.2's release. They are going to rely on old library versions that no longer exist in 14.2 or -current.

It is also an extremely old version of bitcoin. I'd recommend building a newer version, and there's 0.20.0 on SBo.

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...twork/bitcoin/

I imagine Alien Bob will see this and he might fix or remove the bitcoin package in his repo, but it might be worth emailing him, just to make sure he sees it.
 
Old 07-14-2020, 01:23 PM   #6
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It is also an extremely old version of bitcoin. I'd recommend building a newer version, and there's 0.20.0 on SBo.

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...twork/bitcoin/
the SBo package worked and no need to build it. the /bin directory has the executable file launched with ./bitcoin-qt

Thank you!
 
Old 07-16-2020, 02:14 AM   #7
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> recently, i was caught but this 'bitcoin mining' thing

you are many years late for mining bitcoin on a PC
 
  


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