UPDATE 2014-07-06

The tutorial below is deprecated, you now have 3 options:

  1. Download and run native devcoind and devcoin-qt: http://devcoin.org/devcoin-wallet.html
  2. Download and run devcoind in Docker: here
  3. Compile your own here

How to Install Devcoin on Ubuntu (old tutorial)

This I am posting here for reference as it was only posted in a small questioned thread on bitcointalk.org where someone was having trouble getting devcoind built on Ubuntu.

For this guide I used the Ubuntu 12.04 version.

Using sidhujag sourcecode version of Devcoin from the github here https://github.com/sidhujag/devcoin-wallet

Assuming u have git installed on Ubuntu use the command in the terminal:

git clone https://github.com/sidhujag/devcoin-wallet

Once the download has finished change directory into the src folder:

cd ./devcoin/src

I got a few error message during installing as i did not have curl installed and a few other dependencies, so install the following using the commands:

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libglibmm-2.4-dev

You may need to run the following line in the terminal for some other dependencies (I did not do this as I had already installed them when building the bitcoin client)

sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev libdb-dev libdb++-dev libminiupnpc-dev libwxgtk2.8-dev

Now just compile in the terminal using the makefile command, I did the compile without UPNP activated

make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=1 devcoind

You have now created the devcoind.exe which you can start by typing


You will need to set a username and password in the config file located in your home directory .devcoin (this directory may be hidden) so open that directory and set a username and passwords. I had to create a file which i called devcoin.conf and is identical to the bitcoin conf i have for this test purpose, though i changed port to 6333.

I also had to create a folder called “receiver” in the .devcoin folder and downloaded the receiver_0.csv to receiver_20.csv files to the .devcoin/receiver directory from here (thank you for the link Icoin)

Restart the devcoin server again and this time it should start downloading the blockchain, and boom that's it Cool

open another terminal and cd into the src directory again..

cd ./devcoin/src

or right click in the terminal and open new tab (opens in same directory Smiley)

now run various commands against the devcoind such as:

./devcoind getinfo
./devcoind help

if all is well u will get a readout from getinfo command something like:

    "version" : 32501,
    "balance" : 0.00000000,
    "blocks" : 8966,
    "connections" : 5,
    "proxy" : "",
    "generate" : false,
    "genproclimit" : -1,
    "difficulty" : 92.94920663,
    "hashespersec" : 0,
    "testnet" : false,
    "keypoololdest" : 1363646484,
    "keypoolsize" : 101,
    "paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
    "errors" : ""

so yup that's it hope this was helpful

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