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Updated March 31st 2014

Compiling from gitEdit

While working with git is often one of the more in depth ways of installing something, taking more time than say installing a binary it tends to be the most versatile and thorough. 


First we should make sure we have the necessary dependencies to work with git.

On Debian: (Note: you will actually need to make a chroot with debian old stable as some of the dependencies are too new for the wallet to handle)
sudo apt-get install git 


Red Hat or Fedora:
Su Yum install git 


Gentoo: (Note: there is a binary version in the repositories)
sudo emerge --ask git 


After installing git we need to install this list of packages that will allow us to compile the wallet.

 build-essential libssl-dev libdb5.1++-dev libboost-all-dev libqrencode-dev libminiupnpc-dev 

Notice that some of these packages may or may not be in your repository, or in fact may need to be built from git themselves. You can use the same command to install them that you did for the git package.

Next we need to clone the git repository to our own directory of choice: 'foo'

cd foo  or  mkdir foo 
git clone http://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin 
cd dogecoin/src 
make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=1 USE_IPV6=1 USE_QRCODE=1 

We have now built the dogecoin wallet. If you want to have a nice graphical user interface you will need to build the dogecoin-qt.

cd .. 
qmake && make 

And we are done.

Backing up the wallet the walletEdit

Just simply copy the wallet.dat file to some safe **preferably** external directory eg USB or external hd.

cp /home/user/.dogecoin/wallet.dat /home/user/foo/wallet.dat.bkp.date 

Updating the walletEdit

Most importantly you will need to update the wallet from time to time.

cd foo 

where foo is the directory that we cloned our dogecoin repository to previously.

git pull http://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin 

I personally always backup my wallet prior to this step and delete dogecoin-qt.

cd src && make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=1 USE_IPV6=1 USE_QRCODE=1 && cd .. && qmake && make 

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