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Installing and Running bitcoind

Bitcoind is a utility for mining bitcoins

Installation

~ # emerge -av net-p2p/bitcoind 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-util/boost-build-1.49.0  USE="-examples -python" 47,364 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/boost-1.49.0-r2  USE="-debug -doc -icu -mpi python -static-libs -tools" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-p2p/bitcoind-0.6.3  USE="eligius -examples -logrotate -upnp" 1,333 kB

Configuration

First update the /etc/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf to contain the username and password for your bitcoin RPC. These values are generated by you for use on your system.

rpcuser=myrpcuser
rpcpassword=myrpcpass1234

Mining

To mine you simply run bitcoind. You'll be better off if you join a mining pool.

/etc/init.d/bitcoind start

Monitoring

bitcoind getbalance
bitcoind getinfo
bitcoind getmininginfo
bitcoind getwork

See Also

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