Electrum - Lightweight Bitcoin client
Licence: MIT Licence Author: Thomas Voegtlin Language: Python Homepage: https://electrum.org/
Electrum is a pure python application. If you want to use the Qt interface, install the Qt dependencies:
sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5
If you downloaded the official package (tar.gz), you can run Electrum from its root directory, without installing it on your system; all the python dependencies are included in the 'packages' directory. To run Electrum from its root directory, just do:
You can also install Electrum on your system, by running this command:
sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools pip3 install .[fast]
This will download and install the Python dependencies used by Electrum, instead of using the 'packages' directory. The 'fast' extra contains some optional dependencies that we think are often useful but they are not strictly needed.
If you cloned the git repository, you need to compile extra files before you can run Electrum. Read the next section, "Development Version".
Check out the code from GitHub:
git clone git://github.com/spesmilo/electrum.git cd electrum
Run install (this should install dependencies):
pip3 install .[fast]
Render the SVG icons to PNGs (optional):
for i in lock unlock confirmed status_lagging status_disconnected status_connected_proxy status_connected status_waiting preferences; do convert -background none icons/$i.svg icons/$i.png; done
Compile the icons file for Qt:
sudo apt-get install pyqt5-dev-tools pyrcc5 icons.qrc -o electrum/gui/qt/icons_rc.py
Compile the protobuf description file:
sudo apt-get install protobuf-compiler protoc --proto_path=electrum --python_out=electrum electrum/paymentrequest.proto
Create translations (optional):
sudo apt-get install python-requests gettext ./contrib/make_locale
To create binaries, create the 'packages' directory:
This directory contains the python dependencies used by Electrum.
Mac OS X / macOS
See electrum/gui/kivy/Readme.md file.