Compiling Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi


A short step-by-step on how to compile Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi.

First thing you need to do is to increase the RPi’s Swap Size

$ sudo vim /etc/dphys-swapfile

Modify the line to change the setting from 100Mb to 500Mb.

Apply the changes
$ sudo dphys-swapfile setup
$ sudo dphys-swapfile swapoff
$ sudo dphys-swapfile swapon

Check the new swap size using free command
$ free

Update your Raspberry Pi’s packages
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Install all dependencies needed to compile the bitcoind
$ sudo apt-get install checkinstall subversion git git-core build-essential

$ sudo apt-get install libtool autotools-dev autoconf

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libdb++-dev libminiupnpc-dev

$ sudo apt-get install libboost-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-thread-dev libboost-all-dev

After successfully installing the packages, go to your preferred directory for downloading the bitcoind source code to compile.
$ cd ~
$ mkdir source
$ cd source
$ git clone git://
$ cd ~/source/bitcoin/src

Prepare the bitcoin source code from github
$ ./
$ ./configure --without-gui

Now… grab something to eat or to watch while compiling. It’s gonna take a long while to compile.

After a few (maybe hours)…  you may now configure your bitcoin.conf and run
$  ~/source/bitcoin/src/bitcoind -daemon


Watch out for my next post on setting-up bitcoind (bitcoin.conf settings)


For minimal configuration… create this file in ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf

rpcuser={insert your preferred username}
rpcpassword={insert your preferred long hash password for security}


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Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point using Tenda Wireless USB Adapter

Tenda W311U+ Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter
Tenda W311U+ Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter

You can make your own Wireless Access Point with Raspberry Pi using Tenda Wireless USB Adapter (W311U+).    It won’t give you the same performance like the commercial one… but it will allow you to connect at least 5 devices and install network security packages to play with 🙂  neat!

Bought from Octagon Megamall with PhP600 price tag.  You can also try other Wireless USB adapters like CDR-King’s… but check if it can operate on “Software AP” mode.

How-To :


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