Using QTUM official Repository on Linux

We've published our official Qtum repository on https://repo.qtum.info this repository supports the following distributions:

Debian

  • 8.x (Jessie)
  • 9.x (stretch)
  • Testing (Buster)
  • Unstable (Sid)

Ubuntu

16.04 - 19.10

Mint

18.x

Other official repositories

Centos/Fedora/Redhat

Tested on Centos 7, Fedora 30. Other releases should work fine as well.

https://rpmrepo.qtum.info

Archlinux

Get it from the AUR

More distributions will be added in the future, this document will be updated to reflect those changes.

Tutorial focus

This tutorial assumes you have a basic knowledge of Linux and terminal usage, the entire process uses the Linux terminal.

Installing on Ubuntu

Obtaining signing key

First, we need to obtain the Qtum signing key from the ubuntu keyserver, here's how:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BF5B197D

This will download and add the Qtum signing key to your linux install.

Adding repository to your APT sources.

sudo su - Sudo to root first

echo "deb https://repo.qtum.info/apt/ubuntu/ bionic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qtum.list

This will add the repository to your APT sources file. NOTE: Please remember to change "xenial" for your Ubuntu version codename (for instance, Ubuntu 19.10 codename is eoan, in this case you need to replace bionic for eoan)

Refreshing APT sources and installing Qtum

sudo apt update && sudo apt install qtum

By doing this, we'll update our sources and install Qtum on our ubuntu Box

Installing on Debian

First, we need to make sure sudo is installed:

Type sudo su and press enter, if you get a password prompt, then you can move on to obtaining the public key

Installing sudo

Obtain admin privileges (su to root) and then type your admin user (root) password

Once you're logged in as "root" please type the following: apt-get install sudo

When sudo finishes installing, add your user to the sudo group: gpasswd -a youruser sudo Logout and then log in again.

Installing dirmngr and apt-transport-https

These two packages are needed to enable the Qtum repository on Debian, let's install them:

apt install -y apt-transport-https dirmngr

Obtaining Public key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BF5B197D

This downloads and installs the Qtum public key

Adding repository to your APT sources.

sudo su - Sudo to root first

echo "deb https://repo.qtum.info/apt/debian/ buster main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qtum.list

This will add the repository to your APT sources file. NOTE: Please remember to change "stretch" for your Debian version codename

Refreshing APT sources and installing Qtum

sudo apt update && sudo apt install qtum

By doing this, we'll update our sources and install Qtum on our debian Box

Install on Centos/Redhat/Fedora

These are the steps you need to take to install Qtum in a RPM-based distribution

  1. Install the public key for the RPM repository:

    sudo rpm --import https://rpmrepo.qtum.info/key.asc

  2. Add the Qtum repository:

    sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://rpmrepo.qtum.info/

  3. sudo yum update

  4. sudo yum install qtum

You can also use dnf to install Qtum on Fedora and distributions that support it.

Install on Archlinux

To install on arch, the easiest way is to use "yay" https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/yay

yay qtum-core

Compiling Qtum should take a few mins, if you're familiar with yay, it's an AUR helper which really simplifies the process of installing packages from the Archlinux AUR.

Launching Qtum

Launching is simple, we just go to our applications menu and scrolldown/search for qtum

This works, we can launch our Qtum wallet and start syncing!

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