sudo apt-get install python openssl git python-qt4 … Download the source code from github: git clone https://github.com/Bitmessage/PyBitmessage $HOME/PyBitmessage Run PyBitmessage: ~/PyBitmessage/src/bitmessagemain.py If you receive a warning that you need to use python 2.7.5 or greater, and have followed the above instructions to upgrade it, your system may be attemping to run PyBitmessage with python 3. Run: python2 ~/PyBitmessage/src/bitmessagemain.py
You can leave python-qt4 out. After your first run of bitmessagemain.py, it will return this:
PyBitmessage requires PyQt unless you want to run it as a daemon and interact with it using the API. You can download PyQt from http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/download or by searching Google for ‘PyQt Download’. If you want to run in daemon mode, see https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Daemon
Error message: No module named PyQt4
Then follow these instructions: https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Daemon Result: An interesting POC Vanity address generator (singlethreaded, written in Python, don’t expect much): https://bitmessage.org/forum/index.php?topic=1727.0
A note: you can compile torsocks in a VM like virtualbox and edit /usr/local/etc/torsocks.conf to point to the tor daemon running on the host. In VBox’s NAT networking mode the host can be accessed through the gateway IP.
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