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Bitcoin Cookbook

Cookbook Build Status

This cookbook downloads, installs and configures Bitcoin as a full node.

Requirements

network

In order to actively contribute to the Bitcoin network, you will need to open your TCP port 8333. This cookbook does not make sure your port 8333 is open since this is very much dependant on your networking setup.

Usage

Comparison table

recipe: package binary source
support most distributions only RHEL & CentOS yes yes
support ARM and other architectures only x86_64 only x86_64 yes
variants available Core & XT ABC, Core & Unlimited (Cash) ABC, Core & Unlimited (Cash)
proper packaging yes no no
SELinux support yes no no

The matrix of available configurations can be found there.

bitcoin::package recipe

Configures repository from http://www.ringingliberty.com/bitcoin/ and installs pre-packaged binary with bitcoin systemd service.

You can run a Bitcoin fork/variant like this:

    "bitcoin": {
      "variant": "abc"
    }

The valid variants are abc, bucash, core, unlimited, and xt.

bitcoin::binary recipe

Downloads the binary and copies it along with an systemd service script.

bitcoin::source recipe

Downloads the release from GitHub and compiles it along with an systemd service script.

Caution: you'll need at least 1 GB of free RAM to compile it (setting make_options to -j1 can help too).

License

MIT