How to install local Bitcoin wallet on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I thought that installing such app could be easily done through Ubuntu Software Center, unfortunately it is not the case.

There is a how to manual available, though it’s written a little bit less straightforward than (I think) it should.

But fear not! Here is a fool proof how-to 😉

1) edit sources list:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

and add to the very end of the file (these settings are for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – codename Precise):

# bitcoin project repository
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bitcoin/bitcoin/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bitcoin/bitcoin/ubuntu precise main

2) Add signing keys:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin

3) Update your repository

sudo apt-get update

4) Install bitcoin-qt

sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt

5) Run bitcoin-qt from Terminal or search for it in Dash home (that app on the left desktop toolbar with Ubuntu symbol on it)

6) Profit! 🙂